Northern Health Programs

Programs

HealthForceOntario Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative

The Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention (NRRR) Initiative offers taxable financial incentives to each eligible physician who establishes a full-time practice in an eligible community of the province. The grants range between $80,000 and $117,600 paid over a four-year period. The grants will be awarded based on eligibility criteria and considerations related to total NRRR Initiative budget allocations

Northern Physician Retention Initiative

The NPRI is targeted to general/family practitioners and specialists who continue to practice full-time in Northern Ontario. Northern Ontario is defined as the Districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Muskoka, Rainy River, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timiskaming.

Rehabilitation Professionals Incentive Grant

Incentive grants of up to $15,000, paid over three years, may be available to audiologists, chiropodists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists who relocate to fill positions in full-time MOHLTC-funded vacancies in Northern Ontario.

Tuition Support Program for Nurses

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 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.

Community Assessment Visit Program

Provide reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses incurred by health care professionals and their spouse within Ontario, for purposes of assessing practice opportunities in an eligible community of the province.

Nursing Community Assessment Visit Program

Provide reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses incurred by health care professionals and their spouse within Ontario, for purposes of assessing practice opportunities in an eligible community of the province.

Physician Outreach Program for General/Family Practitioners Guidelines

To provide regularly scheduled primary care clinics to outlying communities with Underserviced Area Program (UAP) funded nursing stations or medical clinics.

For More Information

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Primary Health Care Team
Northern Health Programs
402 - 159 Cedar Street
Sudbury ON P3E 6A5
(705) 564-7280
Toll free 1-866-727-9959
Fax (705) 564-7493