Government Support for Regulated Health Professionals

Find out how the Ontario government offers support to regulated health professionals:

Access Centre for Internationally Educated Health Professionals
As part of the HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, The Access Centre helps internationally educated health care professionals living in Ontario navigate the licensing, certification and regulatory process.

Allied Health Professional Development Fund
The Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) is being offered once again in 2010/11 to develop skills and enhance knowledge and leadership among allied health professionals. Practising members of 9 regulated health professions can apply for up to $1,500 for professional development courses and programs.

Community Visit Program
Health care professionals and their spouses may be reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses within Ontario to visit a designated underserviced community to assess practice opportunities.

HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency
The HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, an initiative of the HealthForceOntario strategy, helps to manage the number, mix and distribution of qualified health care professionals practising in Ontario.

Health Professions Database
Provides standardized, consistent and comparable demographic, geographic, educational and employment information on all the regulated allied health professionals in Ontario.

Northerneastern Ontario Health Professional Development Program (NOHP-Dev)
Offers support to health care professionals in Northeastern Ontario by providing them with quality, accessible educational opportunities.

Rehabilitation Professionals Incentive Grant Program
Offers taxable incentive grants of up to $5,000 per eligible year, to a maximum of $15,000, paid over a 3-year period, to audiologists, chiropodists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists who establish a practice in Northern Ontario and accept full-time positions.

Regional Advisors
Regional Advisors of HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency work closely with residents, practising physicians and their spouses/partners to find suitable practice opportunities in Ontario.