Apply for Canada Student Loan forgiveness for family doctors and nurses - Overview

1. Overview

Many rural and remote communities in Canada lack the primary health care they need. As of April 2013, the Government of Canada started offering Canada Student Loan forgiveness to eligible family doctors, residents in family medicine, nurse practitioners, and nurses who work in under-served rural or remote communities. This change will help more Canadians get the health care they deserve.

Loan forgiveness can only be applied to outstanding Canada Student Loan balances. Canada Student Loans that have been converted to a line of credit, private loan, or an Ontario Medical Resident Loan, are not eligible for loan forgiveness.

Canada Student Loan forgiveness applies only to the federal portion of a student loan. It does not apply to the provincial portion of a student loan.

Note: You may be eligible for loan forgiveness on your Saskatchewan student loans. The Government of Saskatchewan offers loan forgiveness for nurses and nurse practitioners working in rural and remote communities.

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