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5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


The IWK Health Centre offers a competitive benefits package for full and part time employees (and their dependents with different options.  You can go online to find out more about our benefits at

Dental Coverage  (Mandatory benefit)

100% coverage for Basic Services
80% coverage for Major Services
50% coverage for Orthodontic Services

Health Coverage (Optional benefit)
Prescription Drugs

The plan covers drugs that require a written prescription. For each eligible prescription fill, you pay a co-pay which is $5.00 plus the dispensing fee.

Vision Care

Reimbursement for reasonable and customary costs of prescribed lenses or contact lenses every 4 years (every 2 years for children under 21), or when there is a reasonable prescription change. $150 for frames every 4 years (every 2 years for children under 21).


$1,800 annual max for all practitioners combined, ($10.00 co-pay applies to certain services).


100% Pay-Direct for semi-private or private room.

Private Duty Nursing

100% coverage of eligible expenses, to maximum of $10,000 per calendar year.

Supplies and Services

100% coverage of eligible expenses. Some supplies and equipment may be governed by annual and/or lifetime maximums or other limits.

Emergency Travel

100% coverage of eligible expenses due to emergency illness or injury while travelling outside of the country. 60-day maximum per trip.

Basic Life Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

Life Insurance equals to two times your annual earnings until age 70. Under this program your spouse is insured for $10,000 and each dependent child is insured for $5000

Long Term Disability Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury our Long Term Disability provides a benefit equal to 70% of your pre-disability monthly earnings. 

Optional Life Insurance

Optional Life Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $500,000.00.  We also offer life insurance for dependent children.

Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&d) Insurance

The coverage provided a benefit to you in the event of accidental injury or to your beneficiary in the event of your accidental death.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $300,000

Optional Critical Illness Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse

This coverage provides a lump sum payment in the event that you are diagnosed with a critical illness.  Coverage is available for you and/or your spouse in units of $5000 with a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $150,000