We are currently processing applications received between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Applicants who submit applications in this period will receive a notification by email as soon as the application is processed (depending on the volume of applications, this process may take between 4-6 weeks). Please note that due to a high volume of submissions, we are unable to confirm the receipt of applications or provide updates about the status of applications over the phone.

Please note that only complete applications will be accepted. All fields of the application form, including the CNO Registration Number and the Social Insurance Number, must be completed. The application form must include a handwritten signature. Late and/or incomplete applications will be declined. No exceptions will be made for late and/or incomplete applications.

Applicants are required to keep copies of their application forms, supporting documents, and fax confirmations or courier/registered mail receipts (if applicable) for verification.

Applicants who receive funding in the 2018 calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018) will be mailed T4A tax forms in February, 2019. Applicants are asked to notify staff of address changes.


Click here to find an overview about the initiative.

Application Process

Click here to read more about the NEI application process and to download an NEI application form.


Click here to find a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the Nursing Education Initiative, including questions and answers related to dates, supporting documentation, and the application procedure.


Click here to find contact information for the NEI program administered by the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.