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Conditional Grant for Manitoba's Nursing Graduates

This program was established to encourage new graduates to relocate to rural communities in Manitoba, subsequently reducing the number of rural nursing vacancies.

Note: As of June 12, 2008, Licensed Practical Nurses are eligible for the Conditional Grant Program.

In order to qualify for the conditional grant, the applicant must:

  • Be a recent graduate from an approved program and within six months of initial registration as a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, or Registered Nurse Extended Practice (RNEP).
  • Be willing to relocate to a site in rural or northern Manitoba (outside of Winnipeg or Brandon).
  • Have written confirmation of employment in a permanent or term nursing position of 0.6 equivalent full time (EFT) or higher. Casual positions do not qualify for the grant.
  • Be willing to return service for a period of twelve months.
  • Be a Manitoba nursing graduate.
  • Submit application forms and all documentation to the Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund, within 6 months of initial registration with their nursing college as an RN, RPN, LPN, or RNEP.

Recipients meeting the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply for a grant in the amount of $4000.00. For further information, please contact the Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund Line toll free at 1-877-681-4983.


Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund Line
204-786-7393 (in Winnipeg)
1-877-681-4983 (Toll-Free in Canada)
1-877-234-5045 (Toll-Free International)

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund Committee is made up of representatives of the Regional Health Authorities, the Manitoba Nurses' Union, the Manitoba Government Employees Union, and Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.