Student Education Funding
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority offers educational funding to assist in the recruitment and retention of health-care professionals in the region.
The RHA will provide a pre-determined monetary amount per academic year to full-time and/or part-time students who are pursuing a career in a health-care profession that is of mutual value to the applicant and the organization. This includes RNs, LPNs, HCAs, health information management staff, pharmacists, OTs, PTs and social workers. Students may apply for the bursary a maximum of two (2) times.
Applicants must be currently completing an accredited education program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate in a health care profession.
Provision of funding is conditional upon a return of service agreement, based on full time hours for that classification for each year assistance is provided.
Applicants shall be considered based on the following:
- An employee of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority who holds an FTE
- Self-identifying Indigenous students
- Residents of Interlake-Eastern region
In support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report (TRC), and in order to meet the Interlake-Eastern RHA objective of a population-based Regional Representative Workplace, comprised of an appropriate Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) workforce of 27%, the following shall apply:
Except where provided otherwise in a Collective Agreement, where candidate qualifications and experience are determined to be equal by the employer, first consideration shall be given to Indigenous (First Nations, or Inuit) applicants.
Canada Student Loan forgiveness for family doctors and nurses
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.
Visit: Apply for Canada Student Loan Forgiveness for Family Doctors and Nurses – Overview – Canada.ca