Covenant Health

Student jobs

Covenant Health has a strong learning culture that empowers the next generation of healthcare workers. As a student or new graduate, you’ll apply your classroom knowledge in clinical settings under the mentorship of our experienced staff. Learn more with the student welcome package.

We offer a supportive, fulfilling workplace comprised of staff, physicians and volunteers united by a commitment to compassionate care. As one of Alberta’s Top Employers, we offer a supportive, fulfilling workplace where our people at all stages of their careers can flourish and find their calling.

Visit our job board to find your fit and work alongside other talented professionals.

Undergraduate Nursing Employees (UNE)

You may be eligible to work as a UNE if you are enrolled in an approved Alberta nursing education program for registered nursing or registered psychiatric nursing.

Edmonton acute care applicants
To work as a UNE at the Grey Nuns, Misericordia or Villa Caritas, you must have completed one of the following:

  • Your third year of a registered nursing program
  • Your second year of a registered psychiatric nursing program
  • Your final year of an after-degree registered nursing program

You must also have completed at least 600 hours of clinical practice.

Rural & continuing care applicants
To work as a UNE at all other Covenant Health locations you must have completed:

  • Your third year of a registered nursing program
  • At least 450 hours of clinical practice

You must also have a current healthcare provider basic life support (CPR) certificate.

New graduates

New graduates in any occupation are welcome to apply on posted positions on our job board. Applicants must be eligible for or hold active registration with the applicable registering body (i.e. CRNA, CLPNA, etc.)

Nursing students working as HCAs

Nursing students who have completed year 1 of a practical nursing program or year 2 of a baccalaureate program are eligible to work as a Health Care Aide. 

Service attendants

If you are a student in a nursing or allied health program who is not yet eligible for a position listed above, we are still interested in talking to you! Service attendant positions are a great way to gain experience working in a health care setting while you complete your studies.

BioTalent Canada

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM, healthcare, business, and all other programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program through Employment and Social Development Canada.

CSJ provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for youth to develop and improve their skills, designed to respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers. 

Metis Youth Summer Employment Program

Covenant Health is a proud partner with the Rupertsland Institute to offer summer employment in health care to Indigenous youth. To learn more, visit the Rupertsland Institute website.

Student placements

A student placement is any unpaid practice education experience (also called placement, practicum, clinical, fieldwork, internship, experiential learning, etc.) that is a requirement of an educational program.

Student placements at Covenant Health sites are processed through each post-secondary school’s placement coordinator. Most schools are aware of this process as the tracking system used is Canada-wide.

Your school’s placement coordinator will be able to tell you if there is a Student Placement Agreement in place with Covenant Health, and advise you on what your next steps are.

Download the student welcome package

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Covenant Health is proud to be a registered employer in the Learning Partnership’s National Take Our Kids to Work program. This program provides valuable opportunities for Grade 9 students to job shadow their parents or a parent-host for the day.

Further information about the Take Our Kids to Work program can be found on The Students Commission of Canada website.

Job shadows for rehab students