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Call stipends are paid depending on the call designation assigned to the program.

Home Heavy Call

$108 per duty period


Home Light Call

$70 per duty period


In-House Call

$163 per duty period within the maximum of 1 in 4 averaged over the rotation

$190 per weekday duty period worked in excess of 1 in 4 averaged over the rotation

$244 per weekend duty period worked in excess of 1 in 4 averaged over the rotation

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Wondering if it's home heavy, home light or in-house call? View the Call Designations by Program

Relevant Articles from the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 9.1 On-Call Stipends

Article 9.1

Tier 1 (Home Heavy):
Effective January 1, 2015 $105 per duty period
Effective January 1, 2016 $106 per duty period

Effective January 1, 2017 $107 per duty period

Home Heavy call defined as:

• A home call where during the period of 5:00 pm and 8:00 am, the resident has to spend more than 4 hours after 5:00 pm and/or 2 hours after midnight out of home (i.e., in the hospital) more than 50% of the time and over a given call period.
• A home call during a weekday or stat holiday, where the resident has to spend 12 hours or more during a 24-hour period in the hospital more than 50% of the time over a given call period.
Please note that every hour in the hospital after midnight will count as 2 hours for the calculation.
This formula is used to determine the call designation for each specific program and each specific call period.

Tier 2 (Home Light):
Effective January 1, 2015 $68 per duty period
Effective January 1, 2016 $69 per duty period

Effective January 1, 2017 $70 per duty period


Any on call not meeting the above definition is Home Light.

In House:
Effective January 1, 2015 $158 per duty period
Effective January 1, 2016 $160 per duty period

Effective January 1, 2017 $163 per duty period

NO CONVERSION SHALL APPLY

Article 9.2 In-House Call Duty

Article 9.2

In the event that a Resident performs In-House call duty in excess of 1 in 4 by assignment, such work will be paid at the rate of $178 (Effective January 1, 2014 increase to $182) for periods from 1700 to 0800 hours on weekdays, and $229 (Effective January 1, 2014 increase to $234) for periods from 0800 to 0800 hours on weekends.


There will be no prorating of these amounts for partial duty periods, and partial periods of In-House call shall not be considered in calculating the number of duty periods. Extension of hours pertaining to a critical medical situation or completion of training or service requirements will also not be considered. In-House-on-call duty periods that result from any leave of absence granted to any Resident pursuant to this Collective Agreement will also not be considered.

Article 9.3

In the event that a Resident performs In-House call duty in excess of 1 in 4 by assignment, such work will be paid at the following rates: (click here).

There will be no prorating of these amounts for partial duty periods. Extension of hours pertaining to a critical medical situation or completion of training or service requirements will also not be considered. In-House-on-call duty periods that result from any leave of absence granted to theResident pursuant to this Collective Agreement will also not be considered.Extra rotations in excess of the principle of one (1) in four (4) averaged over an academic rotation will be voluntary and must have the mutual consent of the Resident and the Program Director.

Article 9.4 ICU/CCU

Article 9.4

No resident will be required to do more than one (1) in four (4) ICU/CCU call averaged over an academic rotation.

In the event that a Resident works 24 hours on/24 hours off ICU/CCU, rotations in excess of the principle of one (1) occasion in four (4)days averaged over an academic rotation, he/she will be paid a stipend of $185(effective January 1, 2016increase to $188; effective January 1, 2017 increase to $191)per occasion. There will be no prorating of this stipend, and partial duty periods will not be considered. Extended hours resulting from a critical medical situation or completion of training or service requirements will not apply.

For the purposes of determining the remuneration for rotations in excess of the principle of one (1) in four (4) averaged over an academic rotation, the calculation will not include rotations that result from the granting of education leave, examination leave, compassionate leave, paternity leave, and the six (6) days off during the Christmas/New Year’s period to other residents on the service. With the agreement of the Program Director or the Administrative Resident where this duty has been delegated by the Program Director, the existing practice whereby residents may interchange duty hours amongst themselves is recognized, provided that adequate patient care is provided. Additional remuneration will not be provided in such cases. Permission for such interchange will not be unreasonably withheld, but consecutive twenty-four (24) hour shifts will never be considered. The reason for the rotation in excess of the principle of one (1) in four (4) averaged over an academic rotation must be clearly defined so as to be able to determine that the Resident doing the excess rotation is to be remunerated.

Extra rotations in excess of the principle of one (1) in four (4) averaged over an academic rotation will be voluntary and must have the mutual consent of the Resident and the Program Director.