Moonlighting


Queen’s University - Policy on Moonlighting
Residents are not encouraged to moonlight.  Residents with unrestricted CPSO licenses cannot be prevented from working in a non-educational clinical setting for extra remuneration.  It is important that this activity not impact on their ability to take full advantage of their Residency educational experience.  Residents with CPSO educational registration can only "moonlight" by applying for Restricted Registration through the CPSO. 

The minimum requirements for participation in Restricted Registration are:

  • Residents must have a minimum of 18 months of postgraduate training
  • Residents must have the approval of their Program Director and Postgraduate Dean
  • Residents can only do work in areas where they have already successfully completed a rotation
  • Residents cannot work extra shifts for money on the same rotation they were assigned to in their residency
  • Residents are not allowed to do shifts for money which would put them above the maximum allowable work restrictions of the PAIRO/CAHO Agreement
  • Residents must have at least 12 hours off before a regular resident work shift.

For further information, please refer to:

Restricted Registration Provincial Policy
Restricted Registration Website

January 2011