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Credential Recognition Grants for Health Care Professionals Living or Arriving in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan has supports available for nurses and other healthcare professionals currently residing or arriving in Saskatchewan.

These grants are intended to provide support to nurses and internationally trained health care professionals to obtain the licensing/certification required to work in their regulated health occupations in Saskatchewan.

The grants will be delivered to individuals seeking reimbursement for eligible costs associated with becoming licensed in their regulated health care professions. Proof of expenditure of eligible costs is required.

Two streams of the grant are available:

  1. Nursing Credential Recognition Grant
  2. International Credential Recognition Grant for other Health Care Occupations

1. Nursing Credential Recognition Grant


The Nursing Credential Recognition Grant is intended to support nurses living or arriving in Saskatchewan to get licensed to work as nurses in Saskatchewan. Eligible individuals include:

  • Nurses previously licensed in Saskatchewan who require return to practice pathways; and
  • Internationally educated nurses currently living in Saskatchewan or arriving in Saskatchewan as part of health care recruitment missions.

Eligible costs may include:

  • Application fees
  • Language assessments and language training
  • Exam fees
  • Tuition and books
  • Financial supports while attending approved training programs

2. Credential Recognition Grant for Other Health Care Occupations


The Credential Recognition Grant for Health Care Occupations is intended to assist internationally educated health care professionals to get licensed to work in Saskatchewan in the occupation for which they are trained. Eligible individuals may be able to access funding towards the costs of assessments, bridge training, and exam fees.

The grant is available for regulated health care occupations such as:

  • Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists and Hearing Instrument Practitioners
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • X-Ray, Laboratory and other Medical Technologists and Sonographers
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
  • Dieticians
  • Psychologists and Psychiatrists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physicians, Midwives, Podiatrists, Naturopaths and Surgeons
  • Dentists, Denturists, Dental Technologists and Assistants
  • Optometrists and Opticians
  • Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists

Eligible costs include:

  • Application fees
  • Tuition and books
  • Language assessments and language training
  • Exam fees

3. How to Apply

Please contact the Government of Saskatchewan’s Career Services at 1-833-613-0485 or Our consultants can assist with career action planning and program eligibility.


4. Further Information

The ministry navigators can assist internationally educated health care professionals living in Saskatchewan in pathways to licensure in Saskatchewan.

If you have questions about the foreign credential recognition process or are experiencing barriers to getting your qualifications recognized, please contact a Ministry of Immigration and Career Training navigator at

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