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Funding and Incentives

Fostering excellence and innovation in health human resources in Ontario.

Underserviced Area Program
The Underserviced Area Program (UAP) is one of a number of supports provided by the Ministry to help underserviced communities recruit and retain health professionals.

The UAP was established to respond to the need for more health professionals in Northern Ontario. It has gradually expanded its role to address the issue of health human resources in southern communities.

Administered by the Primary Health Care Team, this program enhances access to health care services in designated rural and remote areas of the province that have difficulty attracting and retaining health care professionals. It offers a variety of components aimed at attracting and retaining health care providers to underserviced areas in Ontario.

HealthForceOntario Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative (NRRR Initiative)
The Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention (NRRR) Initiative offers taxable financial incentives to each eligible physician who establishes a full-time practice in an eligible community of the province. The grants range between $80,000 and $117,600 paid over a four-year period. The grants will be awarded based on eligibility criteria and considerations related to total NRRR Initiative budget allocations.

Allied Health Professional Development Fund
The purpose of the Allied Health Professional Development Fund is to extend skill and knowledge development opportunities to 9 regulated health professionals.

If you are a practising, registered member of your respective regulatory college, you may be eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $1,500 for professional development courses and/or programs.