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Nursing Grants

Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG)

HPHA is a proud participant in the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Initiative (NGG).  

The NGG program is designed to support Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who are within 12 months of registering with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) by providing them with a full-time employment opportunity.

The NGG program uses the NGG online portal to link new nurses and employers. Funding is provided to support transition into practice opportunities for new nurses that lead to full-time employment or the equivalent of full-time hours.

The ministry will provide 20 weeks of funding for each new nurse approved to participate in the NGG program. This will include 12 weeks of funding for the nurse’s transition into practice period and 8 weeks of funding to reinvest in existing frontline nurses and their professional development.

Eligibility

Participation in the NGG program is open to nurses within 12 months of registering with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) who meet the criteria below.

Canadian educated nurses who:
  • Graduated with a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a diploma from a practical nursing program in Canada;
  • Match with an employer on the NGG online portal within 12 months of registering with the CNO; and
  • Commit to accepting full-time employment or the equivalent of full-time hours with their NGG employer after completing the NGG program transition into practice period.
Internationally educated nurses who:
  • Completed their nursing education outside of Canada;
  • Match with an employer on the NGG online portal within 12 months of registering with the CNO; and
  • Commit to accepting full-time employment or the equivalent of full-time hours with their NGG employer after completing the NGG program transition into practice period.

How to Participate

Eligible nurses must use the NGG online portal and follow the registration and matching process outlined below:

  • Visit the NGG online portal and register as a Nursing User.
  • Apply for positions with organizations and match with an Employer on the NGG online portal.
  • Complete the transition into practice period.

Community Commitment Program For Nurses (CCPN)

HPHA is a proud participant in the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN) 

To attract Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to work in the hospitals, long-term care (LTC) homes and home and community care (HCC) agencies in greatest need across Ontario, the CCPN provides $25,000 in grant funding to eligible nurses in exchange for a two-year commitment to an eligible employer.

In addition, participating hospitals, LTC homes and HCC agencies who employ eligible nurses through the CCPN will receive an education grant to fund professional development and training opportunities for nurses on their staff to pursue opportunities to enhance their clinical skills.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the CCPN, a nurse must:

  • Not have been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the six months prior to being hired;
  • Hold a Certificate of Registration in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Begin employment no later than March 31, 2024;
  • Commit to two-years of employment at a full-time work schedule offered by the employer; and
  • Not simultaneously receive funds from the Ministry of Health for the Tuition Support Program for Nurses. 
How to Participate  

  • If you are an eligible nurse who is interested in applying for the CCPN and you have not found an eligible position, please complete this Expression of Interest Form to be linked with opportunities.
  • Please note that nurses must begin employment no later than March 31, 2024 to be eligible for the CCPN.

 

Canada Student Loan Forgiveness

The Government of Canada offers Canada Student Loan forgiveness to eligible family doctors, residents in family medicine, nurse practitioners, and nurses who work in under-served rural or remote communities that lack the primary health care they need. This change will help more Canadians get the health care they deserve.  All HPHA hospital sites are designated as a rural or remote community.

Loan forgiveness can only be applied to outstanding Canada Student Loan balances. Canada Student Loans that have been converted to a line of credit, private loan, or an Ontario Medical Resident Loan, are not eligible for loan forgiveness.

Canada Student Loan forgiveness applies only to the federal portion of a student loan. It does not apply to the provincial or territorial portion of a student loan.

Eligibility 

To be eligible for Canada Student Loan forgiveness you must have:

  • started your current employment (full-time, part-time or casual) as an eligible medical professional (family doctor, resident in family medicine, nurse practitioner, or nurse) in an under-served rural or remote community on or after July 1, 2011
  • been employed for a full year (12 consecutive months) in an under-served rural or remote community (this does not apply to residents in family medicine)
  • provided in-person services for a minimum of 400 hours in that community
  • a Canada Student Loan that is in good standing.
Note: You can apply for Canada Student Loan forgiveness for family doctors and nurses if you are enrolled in full-time or part-time studies, are currently repaying your student loan, or are in your 6-month non-repayment period. If your Canada Student Loan is in repayment, you must continue to make your regular monthly payments.

Eligible medical professionals

If you practice as one of the medical professionals listed below, you could be eligible for Canada Student Loan forgiveness:

  • family doctor
  • family medicine resident in training with an accredited medical school in Canada
  • registered nurse
  • registered psychiatric nurse
  • registered practical nurse
  • licensed practical nurse, or
  • nurse practitioner
Note: You can work in multiple under-served rural or remote communities during the year as long as you complete at least 400 hours total of in-person service over the course of the 12-month period. As long as you continue to work in an under-served rural or remote community, you may work for multiple employers during the 12-month period.

How Much Can a Nurse Receive?

If you are a nurse or nurse practitioner and you qualify, you could receive up to $20,000 in Canada Student Loan forgiveness over a maximum of five years ($4,000 per year).

Note: Loan forgiveness will apply to your outstanding loan principal balance after the end of your 12 months of service. You will be required to keep making regular interest payments.

Your five years of service in an under-served rural or remote community do not have to be consecutive. Provided you have a Canada Student Loan balance at the end of each year of service in an under-served rural or remote community, you will qualify for loan forgiveness for five years.

To find out what you need before you start to apply and to complete your application form visit the Government of Canada's website.

Tuition Support Program for Nurses

Please note this program only applies to Nurses who work at our Clinton Public Hospital and/or Seaforth Community Hospital site(s).

The Tuition Support Program for Nurses (TSPN) offers tuition reimbursement to recent nursing graduates from rural and remote communities who are new College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) registrants and who choose to do a return-of-service (ROS) in an eligible underserviced community. The program is open to nurse practitioner, registered nurse and registered practical nurse graduates who apply within one year of having graduated from a Canadian University or College. 

For full information about this program please visit the Ministry of Health's website.