Reference: Ontario Learning and Stay Grant |


  • To learn and work in the area of study.
  • To meet labour market needs.
  • To assist communities in finding workers to fill needs in occupations that are in demand.


  • Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons.
  • Students enrolled full-time in the following programs:
  • Service commitment:
    • In order to receive this grant, a service commitment must be completed requiring the signatory to work in the area of study for a minimum of six months for each year of study funded through this grant.

Funding may be converted to a repayable loan if certain conditions are not met, including fulfillment of the service commitment.

Support available:

  • Free tuition (free tuition refers to grants that would cover tuition, books, mandatory fees, and other direct educational costs, such as supplies and equipment).

Application Process: