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Personal Care Home Grant

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund (NRRF) is committed to enhancing the delivery of health services in the province of Manitoba, by addressing issues of nursing supply.  The main functions of the NRRF include the development of strategies to assist with the recruitment and retention of Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Manitoba.

In response to the proposed enhancements to the hours of direct care for residents in personal care homes, NRRF has established a grant to assist in addressing the workforce requirements to recruit nurses to work in personal care homes for a return of service commitment.  This is being offered in the form of a Personal Care Home (PCH) Grant.

The eligibility criteria for the PCH Grant are as follows:

  • Nurses (RNs, RPNs, or LPNs) with an active practice license.  Graduate nurses are eligible and must provide approval from the respective regulatory college to practice as a graduate nurse.
  • Nurses must be newly hired, and have not been employed in any personal care home in the last 6 months.
  • Confirmed employment as a direct caregiver by an approved employer in a permanent or term positions for a duration of at least one year and 0.6 EFT or more.  Approved employers are personal care homes that are licensed by the province of Manitoba.
  • Acceptance of and compliance with the conditions of a return of service commitment of 12 months.
  • The Personal Care Home Grant, which began January 1, 2008, can be received in conjunction with other financial assistance from the Fund, such as Conditional Grants and Relocation Assistance.  However, the return-of-service for any combination will be consecutive.

Recipients meeting the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply for a grant in the amount of $2000.00. For further information, please contact the Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund Line toll free at 1-877-681-4983.

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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)
E-mail: nrrf@gov.mb.ca

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.