Applications Now Open for Learn and Stay Grant

Students can now apply for the newly-expanded Learn and Stay Grant.

The program is designed to encourage students to learn and stay locally, helping to bring in-demand healthcare workers to communities that need them most across the province. Ensuring that Ontarians, no matter the size of their community, will receive the care they need closer to home.

The grant provides full, upfront funding for tuition, books, and other costs for students who enroll in an eligible nursing, paramedic, or medical laboratory technologist program and agree to stay in underserviced communities to work after graduation.

Grant applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now open for postsecondary students who enroll in their first year in the following programs and regions:

  • Nursing programs in northern, eastern and southwestern Ontario
  • Medical laboratory technologist/medical laboratory sciences programs in northern and southwestern Ontario
  • Paramedic programs in northern Ontario.

Students can find the application, as well as information about eligible programs and regions, online at