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Nurse Eligibility

Interested nurses need to ensure they are eligible to participate in the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG). Participation in the NGG is open to:

Canadian educated nurses who:

  • Graduated with a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a diploma from a practical nursing program in Canada;
  • Match with an employer on the NGG Online Portal within 12 months of course completion (date after which final grades have been received); and
  • Commit to accepting permanent, full-time employment with their NGG employer after completing the NGG transition into practice period.

Internationally educated nurses who:

  • Completed their nursing education outside of Canada;
  • Match with an employer on the NGG Online Portal within 12 months of registering with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO); and
  • Commit to accepting permanent, full-time employment with their NGG employer after completing the NGG transition into practice period.

Please refer to the Resources page for program guidelines, frequently asked questions, and other resources.

How do I participate?