The federal government says it will be increasing student loan forgiveness for rural doctors and nurses by 50 per cent.
This increase will see up to $60,000 in loan forgiveness for family physicians and family medicine residents.
For nurses and nurse practitioners working in under-served rural and remote communities, the Liberals will be offering up to $30,000 in loan forgiveness.
“Over the next decade, increased loan forgiveness is expected to attract nearly 1,200 more doctors and 4,000 more nurses to rural communities across the country,” according to the government’s press release, accompanying an announcement underway in Ottawa Tuesday morning.
More to come…