Salary and Benefits Program for Registered Nurses

Our nurses are represented by the Ontario Nurses' Association at both Victoria Hospital and University Hospital.

Employment Status Definitions

Full-time Nurses who work a regular schedule averaging between 30 and 37.5 hours per week
Part-time Nurses who work a regular schedule of less than full-time hours


Staff nurse salaries at LHSC are in accordance with the Ontario Nurses' Association Collective Agreement and commensurate with experience. The salary scale in effect for Registered Nurse positions is as follows:

Salary range $29.52 - $44.06 per hour with additional 2% after 25 years of Full Time experience.

Salary placement is based on one step for each year of recent, related clinical experience up to the maximum of the scale. All staff nurses receive shift premiums, as follows:

Evening $2.10/hour
Night $2.50/hour
Weekend $2.65/hour
Standby $3.30/hour ($4.90/hour on Paid Holidays)


London Health Sciences Centre offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Semi-Private Hospitalization
  • Extended Health Care (prescription drugs, vision care, health practitioners, etc.)
  • Dental
  • Group Life Insurance (2 x annual salary)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Pension Plan

The benefit program is provided to all full-time nurses. All other nurses receive an additional 13% of their pay in lieu of benefits (9% if participating in the Pension Plan).

Employees may also take advantage of the low rates that apply to our group home and auto insurance plans and, for those participating in the benefit program, the group rates for additional voluntary life insurance (for self and family members) as well as the convenience of payroll deduction for group RRSPs.

Recognizing the various needs of our employees, we also provide progressive programs designed to enhance the employment experience at LHSC, such as:

  • Professional health and wellness programs
  • Counseling services
  • Fitness programs
  • Recreational and social activities
  • An employee discount program with participating businesses

Vacation and Holidays

Vacation entitlement is based on continuous length of service, with full-time nurses receiving paid vacation, and part-time nurses receiving the equivalent vacation pay as a percentage of their pay, as follows:

Full-time nurses Part-time nurses
3 weeks after 1 year 6% of pay up to 4,500 hours worked
4 weeks after 3 years 8% of pay after 4,500 hours worked
5 weeks after 13 years 10% of pay after 19,500 hours worked
6 weeks after 22 years 12% of pay after 33,000 hours worked
7 weeks after 28 years 14% of pay after 42,000 hours worked

LHSC also recognizes 12 paid holidays per year.