IERHA Offers bursaries for health-care students

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (RHA) is offering bursaries up to $2,550 per academic year to full-time students who are pursuing a career in a health-care profession. Designed to assist in the recruitment and retention of health-care professionals, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited education program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate in a health care. In order to apply for bursary funding, the applicant must have completed two years of a program that is four or more years long. Applicants must be interested in working for Interlake-Eastern RHA after graduation as the provision of a bursary is conditional upon a return of service agreement with employment based in Interlake-Eastern RHA. Students may apply for the bursary a maximum of two times.

It’s a program that has benefitted both students and the RHA according to Aiden Kahanovitch, Human Resources Manager for Interlake-Eastern RHA.

“We currently have 15 students fulfilling their return of service agreements with us. Of the three students who have recently completed their return of service, we are pleased that all three have chosen to remain working for us. This bursary helps us identify and support students who are ultimately seeking to secure a position as a health care professional within our region,” Kahanovitch said.

Nursing students typically represent the majority of bursaries awarded but other health-care professionals in training, such as pharmacists and physiotherapists, are encouraged to apply as well.

The application deadline for Interlake-Eastern RHA’s Student Bursary program has been extended until July 15th.

More information and an application form, please visit under “Careers”, “Future Employees”, “Student Bursary Program”. 

Questions can be directed towards Kerri Simcoe, Human Resources Generalist, at or 204.785.4786 or

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