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Physician Retention Program

The Physician Retention Program is designed to help support the stability of physician services. It is awarded to physicians who continue to practice on the Island after one year of service.


An eligible physician is a physician who, as of December 31 of the previous calendar year has been an Ordinary member of the Society and received remuneration under the provisions of the Agreement and who:

  • has been engaged to provide service by either Health PEI or the Government; and
  • receives at least $20,000 in remuneration under the Agreement in the previous fiscal year.


No application required. Payment issued in December automatically upon qualification. Please submit a Direct Deposit Form to expedite payments.


Budget of $500,000 divided amongst qualifying physicians.


Payment issued annually on or before Dec. 31.


AGREEMENT: Article D1, page 61