I meant the government will pay for your masters tuition for example if you are working as a clinical instructor or Teaching assistant in Ontario while taking the masters courses.
Same for PhD, if you are working as a clinical instructor, teaching assistant or lecturer in Ontario while a student, the government will pay for your PhD, hope this is clear.
Also, in Ontario, their is up to 1,500 dollar bursary for nurses to go back to school for Bachelors, masters, PhD, certificate courses, conference. You can claim it every year after you pass the course but its not guaranteed (however, most people that apply get it)
Also many hospitals offer tuition reimbursement program, I think St. Michaels Hospital covers all your tuition and Sick Kids covers up to 5,000 of your tuition.
You can also apply for Ontario Graduate Scholarship which is 15,000 a year. However, if you get it, you are not allowed to work more than 10 hours a week.
You can also apply for CIHR, SSHRC. They are both very competitive. If you get CIHR, you can get 40-60 thousand a year if you are a member of a regulated health profession like nursing. If you get SSHR, its around 25000-35,000. For both awards, you are not allowed to work more than 10 hours a week (However, do you need it after all this money).
Several other agencys like Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario etc offer awards greater than 30,000 a year for PhD students.
The universities also offer several awards.
This is our little PhD financial secrets. Feel free to ask me any more questions.