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Nursing Incentives 

 
 

Community Commitment Program for Nurses – $25,000 

The Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN) was created by Ontario Health (Health Force Ontario) to attract Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to work in Ontario. This incentive provides $25,000 to eligible nurses in exchange for a two-year commitment. 

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 24-months 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. 

Do you qualify?  Apply to your desired nursing position and speak to the HR Generalist about the program when offered a job. All four of our hospitals qualify.  

Need more information?  View details here.  

Nursing Graduate Guarantee Program

The Nursing Graduate Guarantee (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 supports new nurses as they transition to either full-time employment or the equivalent of full-time hours. The program helps them develop the skills required to deliver safe, high quality, patient-centred care in practice. Participating NGG employers are expected to transition new nurses into full-time employment or the equivalent of full-time hours within 1 year of starting the NGG program.

New nurses can start the NGG program between April 1 and December 31 of the applicable fiscal year. The NGG online portal will be closed between December 15 and March 31 to ensure that new nurses have the opportunity to complete the 12-week transition period before March 31. This will also enable employers to spend NGG program funds within the fiscal year in compliance with the Transfer Payment Directive.

Nurse eligibility

Interested Canadian-educated nurses need to ensure they are eligible to participate in the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG) program.

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

  • graduated with a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a diploma from a practical nursing program in Canada
  • have not been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the 6 months prior to participating in the NGG program
  • match with an employer on the NGG online portal within 12 months of registering with the CNO
  • are legally eligible to work full-time hours or the equivalent of full-time hours in Ontario
  • 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
  • have not been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the six months prior to participating in the NGG program
  • match with an employer on the NGG online portal within 12 months of registering with the CNO
  • are legally eligible to work full-time hours or the equivalent of full-time hours in Ontario
  • 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:

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

Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Qualifying Quinte Health locations: North Hastings Hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital)  

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. 

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Questions & Contact Information 

Contact Lyndsay Kerik – Recruitment and Retention Specialist