The province is expanding its Learn and Stay Grant to nurses, paramedics, and laboratory technologist post-secondary programs to underserved areas of the province.
Nursing programs at Canadore College and Nipissing University are included.
Eligible students will receive full grants for tuition, books, and other educational costs.
If they stay in the community where they went to school and practice there, they will have no debt from their education.
The province says the expansion responds to labour market needs, including in health care, and helps communities get the workers they need for in-demand professions.
Grant applications will open in the spring for the fall semester.
**With files from Wendy Gray