hours of work

  1. I was wondering, typically how many hours of work does one need in order to move up a payscale as a new hire. I've worked in other health care facilities before as a nurse. This new job is not considering my past experience as a nurse. My past experience is Canadian experience if that means anything. I can't find anything in their collective agreement that says anything about # of hours. I technically have >1000 experience (with proof) as a Canadian RN. Whether I start right at the bottom again or not, I'm not complaining. If they give me the extra dollar great, if not that's fine too. I just want to get a fair salary.
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  3. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    What province are you in, JaneSmith? Most of them do have a clause in the CA about recognition of previous experience as long as you present a "letter of portability" - and they don't have to be Canadian hours as long as you have the documentation. Annual hours of work will depend on the province, and in some cases, as in Alberta, on which hospital. Increments are usually tied to those annual hours of work, although Manitoba goes by date of hire. Generally speaking, a year of full time hours is roughly 1950 (ranging from 1850 in BC to 2015 in Manitoba). There should be a clause in your CA entitled "Increments" or something similar that will explain how hours are calculated.
  4. by   joanna73
    If you're still in ON, then you should look in the ONA collective agreement. You could call ONA if you need interpretation, or if you have questions.
  5. by   Trishrpn80
    The ona website has the payscale on it if you r in ontario