Health Care Professionals

Resident Loan Interest Relief Program

About the program

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Resident Loan Interest Relief Program (RLIRP) is the result of an agreement between the province and the Ontario Medical Association. Under this program, Ontario medical residents are not required to pay principal or interest on government students loans granted from any Canadian jurisdiction during the period of a medical residency. In return, the resident agrees to provide physician services in Ontario for five years following the completion of the medical residency.

What are the requirements for participation?

There are two requirements for participation in the RLIRP:

  1. The participant must enter into a Return of Service (ROS) Agreement with the MOHLTC and;
  2. enter into a Medical Resident Loan (MRL) Agreement with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

The MRL is a loan granted under the authority of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act (MTCU Act) to eligible Ontario medical residents. The purpose of a MRL is to discharge the medical resident's outstanding government student loans from the government of Canada, the province of Ontario or other Canadian provinces/territories. Under the RLIRP, there will be no requirement to repay the principal of the MRL during the period of the Ontario medical residency. The MOHLTC will pay the interest on the MRL on the resident’s behalf.

This website allows medical residents to submit an application for both the RLIRP and a MRL.

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For More Information

Resident Loan Interest Relief Program - Application Centre
P.O. Box # 779, Station "U", Toronto ON M8Z 5P9
Telephone: 1-877-560-1391
We are available from Monday to Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.