Increasing Loan Forgiveness for Doctors and Nurses in Rural and Remote Communities

Published: June 7, 2022


Increasing the maximum amount of forgivable Canada Student Loans by 50 per cent, from $40,000 to $60,000 for doctors and from $20,000 to $30,000 for nurses working in underserved rural or remote communities. This policy will be effective April 1, 2023.

The PBO estimates the proposed increase to the forgivable amount of Canada Student Loans for doctors and nurses who practice in rural and remote communities will generate a 5-year total cost of $19 million.