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Health Science Professionals Classification Review – Classification Profiles

In the last round of bargaining, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association negotiated an agreement to complete the design and implementation of a new profiles-based classification system. This new system will help modernize the health care system, ensure members’ roles in the system are clearly recognized, and confirm that members’ are classified and paid appropriately.

Please see our HSPBA Classifications Review FAQ page for more information about the process.

The new profile-based classification system is based on two types of classification profiles: working professionals and supervisory/leadership, which can be found below.


The working professional classification profiles are divided into the P1 and P2 profiles.

P1 Working Professional profiles encompass what was formerly called the grade 1 or staff level but also includes responsibilities such as sole charge, supervision of students, and working without general supervision. The majority of health science professional jobs fall within a P1 profile.

There are 18 professional groupings covering all health science professions. Click here to see a chart listing which professions are in each professional grouping. Each of the 18 professional groupings has a specific P1 Working Professional profile, which is linked below:

P2 Advanced Working Professional profiles have six classifications/subclassifications. The P2 profiles encompass the many former classifications that were above what is now the P1 level.

The six advanced working level classifications/subclassifications are:


The supervisory/leadership classifications include four profiles, which are based upon the classification level of staff supervised:

The four profiles each have four pay levels, which are based upon the number of full-time equivalent staff (FTEs) supervised. The pay levels are:

  • Up to 8 FTE
  • More than 8 FTE and up to 16 FTE
  • More than 16 FTE and up to 24 FTE
  • More than 24 FTE