Temporary Reimbursement of Fees for Internationally Educated and Inactive Nurses

The government of Ontario is temporarily covering the costs of fees associated with General Class and Temporary Class Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) for inactive or internationally educated nurses.

The goal is to help address financial barriers that may be preventing inactive or internationally educated nurses from getting their license to resume or begin practicing nursing.

Who is eligible for reimbursement through this program?

Internationally educated nurses and inactive nurses who submit, or have submitted, their Reinstatement or General Class registration applications to the CNO between August 18, 2022 to March 31, 2025 are eligible for the program.

Expenses incurred between April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025 are eligible for reimbursement.

In order to receive reimbursement for any expenses, an applicant must have a Canadian bank account in their name.

Fees incurred between April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025 for the following application steps may be eligible for reimbursement:

  • Application to CNO (both General and Temporary Class)
  • Jurisprudence Exam
  • Language Proficiency Test
  • Background Check
  • Registration Exam
  • CNO Initial Registration and Annual Membership Fee

Reimbursement Instructions

Please complete the Application Form to request reimbursement.

Please complete this form only once.

Questions about an existing application can be sent to

Your Email Address, CNO Application Number, and CNO Application Type will be used to verify your eligibility directly with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

If you change your email address on file with the College of Nurses of Ontario, please let us know so we can update your application.


For any questions, please e-mail