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Career Start Program for 2017 Ontario Physician Assistant Graduates

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is pleased to announce that applications for Physician Assistant (PA) Career Start grants to employ Ontario’s 2017 PA graduates are now available.

Financial support of up to $46,000 per year for one or two years, depending on geographic location, will be available to help approved employers provide employment opportunities for PA graduates. An additional $10,000 is being offered as an incentive for PAs who complete one year service with employers who qualify for two years of funding. 

This time-limited financial support is intended to facilitate the transition of Ontario PA graduates into the health care system to help address patient care needs. The program aims to encourage the sustainability of the PA profession by matching graduates with employers committed to the long-term integration and financial support of the PA role in their organization.

Eligibility – Employer