New rural family doctors, nurses to receive partial student loan relief

August 7, 2012

The federal government announced last Friday that eligible family doctors, family medicine residents, nurses, and nurse practitioners who work in rural communities will have a portion of their Canada Student Loan forgiven beginning in spring 2013. Family physicians and residents in family medicine will be eligible to receive up to $8,000 annually in loan forgiveness to a maximum of $40,000 over 5 years, while nurses and nurse practitioners will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 a year to a maximum of $20,000 over 5 years. Canada News Centre | Winnipeg Free Press