Funding Sources

Please note that these funding sources below are listed here for your information only. York University or HLLN does not directly provide this funding or apply for grants.

Click on each tab for information on different funding options.


Ontario Student Assistance Program(OSAP)

for Micro-credentials

Things to consider as a current or future OSAP applicant:

  • OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons.
  • Academic Year for all OSAP applications is August 1 – July 31 of each year.
  • The program study period must be less than 12 weeks to be eligible for OSAP for micro-credentials assistance.
  • HLLN is not responsible for any OSAP applications.
  • Please note only some of HLLN’s programs may qualify for OSAP funding.
  • It is the learner’s responsibility to :
    • Apply to OSAP and follow up with OSAP regarding their applications.

Currently, these are the OSAP-qualified programs we offer:

You can also find a list of all eligible programs from York University - micro-credentials HERE

Payment/ Cancelations/Transfer or Refunds Policy:

  • HLLN requires a 15% of the program fee or $150, whichever is higher, plus 13%HST, to reserve a seat.
  • For deposits, any outstanding balances owed for courses will be collected on the 1st of the month in which the course runs, or the 1st of the previous month if the course starts within the first 7 days of the month.
  • If the applicant has been approved for OSAP funding but voluntarily transfers/withdraws/cancels, the HLLN Cancelation/Transfer/Refund policy applies. See the Transfers/Cancellations/Refunds policy above

The learner must be confirmed as an OSAP applicant for the following to apply:

  • Up to 7 business days before the program start date, if applicant has not received OSAP funding confirmation/or OSAP funding was not approved, the applicant has the following options:
    • Option A: Transfer to the next program session at no cost (one time only)
    • Option B: Pay in full.

HLLN is not responsible for OSAP applications, therefore it is up to the learner to cover the fees and wait for the OSAP decisions regarding their application.

Once the HLLN program has started, the HLLN standard cancellation penalty is levied see our website for more information

For more information, about OSAP please visit any of the following websites :

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant can be used to purchase training for your employees. York University/The Health Leadership & Learning Network is an eligible training provider and the grant can be applied to all of our offerings and for in-house training.

You can apply at any time. Employers can apply for one employee or for a large group of employees

If you are an employee or employer and would like more information visit:

Please note: Not all employers are eligible to apply, please consult the Canada-Ontario Job Grant website for more details.

Second Career

Second Career

The Second Career program through Employment Ontario provides financial support for skills training needed for jobs in demand. You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs including tuition, books, transportation, basic living expenses and child care.
You qualify for Second Career when:
• you have been laid off and have not been working
• you have been laid off and are working a temporary job just to cover costs
• you are receiving Employment Insurance (EI), or have in the past, you can still apply
To apply to Second Career, you have to work with an employment services agency. Training occupations must demonstrate evidence of good employment prospects in your local labour market. For more information, visit:

Nursing Education Initiative

Nursing Education Initiative

Funded by Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners currently registered to practice in Ontario can apply to access a maximum of $1,500 in grants per year for clinical and specialty professional development.


Applications are to be submitted to the RPNAO. For more information, please visit the RPNAO webpage on the NEI. To navigate the information on NEI, its application process, and FAQ, click on the navigation bar (top of page) "Practice & Education > Nursing Education Initiative" for options.

RNs & NPs

You do not need to be an RNAO member to register for a free account on myRNAO which is needed to access and complete the application. Complete application packages must be received by the RNAO within 90 days of the program's final class. The application requires supporting documents including receipts or a proof of completion.

Please visit the NEI website for more details on the application process, eligibility, and grant calculation method.

Allied Health

The Allied Health Professional Development Fund

Allied Health professionals taking this Workshop may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500 from the Allied Health Professional Development Fund offered through HealthForce Ontario. Please visit the HealthForce Ontario website for more details