Ontario Making It Faster & Easier To Access Health Care In Northern Communities

We are launching 3 new programs to boost our health workforce that will explore new ways to grow the health workforce in the future, support experienced nurses in sharing their knowledge, and help internationally trained physicians start working sooner

  • The Practice Ready Ontario program for doctors that will break down barriers for internationally educated physicians by removing the requirement to complete lengthy re-education programs allowing them to practice in Ontario immediately. This program will add more than 50 new physicians to the province’s workforce by 2024.
  • The Clinical Scholar Program which pairs an experienced front line nurse as a dedicated mentor with newly graduated nurses, internationally educated nurses and nurses wanting to up-skill to ensure they have the support they need to confidently transition into the nursing profession.
  • The Models of Care Innovation Fund, a new $40 million fund to encourage health care partners to bring forward innovative ideas to connect Ontarians to better services and care. Applications from eligible organizations – including hospitals, health care facilities, long-term care homes, home care providers, family health teams, nurse practitioner-led clinics and Ontario Health Teams and others, including mental health service providers – can be submitted via Ontario Health starting July 24.