October 17, 2018

The collective agreement between the University of Saskatchewan and the Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan runs from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.

Highlights from the agreement


1.4% increase per year to all salaries and stipends, retroactive for all past and present members of RDoS. This increase applies to the following stipends: 

  • Call stipends:
    • Home Heavy
    • Home Light
    • In-House
    • In-House Excess Weekday
    • In-House Excess Weekend
    • ICU/CCU
    • ICU/CCU Excess
  • Administrative (Chief) Resident Stipends

Updated salary ranges are available here.

Clarification of Language to Reflect Current Practices

The contract has been amended to clarify language and application, reflecting current practices. Specific amendments include:

To reduce administrative burden and institutional liability:

  • Sick time bank management removes ability to carry a negative balance
  • Changed Program Director approval requirement to ability to deny
  • Personal property damage, reduced institutional liability from $500 per Resident to $200 per resident and removed claim substantiation requirement

To reflect improved university business practices:

  • Letters of Offer streamlined by technology
  • Better information sharing regarding benefit availability for leaves
  • Ensure vacation is not required for program mandated activities

To clarify language and application:

  • Definition of work week and weekend clarified
  • Clarified leave allowed for written and oral examinations
  • Clarified eligibility for moving leave
  • Call practices of a maximum of one in four, rather than the previous one in three

To document existing practices:

  • Clinician Investigator Program which allows residents a one year leave to pursue a research program during their residency program, supporting clinician researcher development
  • Opthamology Call Scheduling defined

September 24, 2018


The university and Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan (RDoS), formerly the Professional Association of Interns and Residents (PAIRS), have reached a tentative collective agreement. This includes the arbitrators ruling on wage increases, which indicate a 1.4% increase each year of the three-year agreement, commencing January 1, 2015. The increase applies to all wages and stipends for both past and present members.

The collective agreement, including the imposed wage increases, will now be subject to ratification by RDoS and the Board of Governors.