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Bursaries and Programs


Bursaries, Incentives and Funding for Education

For Students

Most post-secondary education institutions have awards and bursaries available to their students. There may also be funds, scholarships and awards available from professional associations and member organizations.

For Health Care Employees

  • The Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program provides a rebate up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid by eligible graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return.
  • Canadian Student Loan Forgiveness for Family Doctors and Nurses 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. 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.
  • The Saskatchewan Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners program encourages nurses and nurse practitioners to work in smaller communities. If working in an eligible community, nurses and nurse practitioners will receive forgiveness of one-fifth (20%) of their outstanding Saskatchewan Student Loan debt, up to $4,000 annually, for up to five years, to a maximum of $20,000.
  • The Provincial Mentorship Initiative supports all new health care employees as they transition into the workplace.
  • Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation supports educational opportunities for continuing nursing excellence in Saskatchewan by offering a variety of bursaries.

There may also be funds, scholarships and awards available from professional associations and member organizations.