Funding Sources

Bridging Certificate students may be eligible for the following potential funding sources outlined in the table below.  

Funding can be in two forms:

  • loans (needs to be paid back) OR
  • grants/bursary's (does NOT need to be paid back).  

Please have a look at the table below and if you plan to apply for either a loan or grant visit the organizations webpage or contact them directly to determine if you are eligible.  


Alberta Student Aid (Grant – repayment is NOT required)


Alberta Part-Time Grant: The Alberta Part-Time Grant is available to Alberta residents taking post-secondary education on a part-time basis. Up to $600 per semester is available to eligible students. The maximum grant funding available for one calendar year is $1,800.00. Detailed information can be found at:


Contact AB Student Aid directly for additional information:


Windmill Microlending (micro loan – repayment is required)


Windmill Microlending (formerly Immigrant Access Fund) provides micro loans of up to $10,000 to internationally trained immigrants so they can obtain the Canadian licensing or training they need to work in their field. The loan can pay for exams, training, qualification assessments, professional association fees, books and course materials, living allowance and other expenses related to obtaining the Canadian licensing or training they need. Detailed information can be found at:


Contact IAFC directly for additional information:


Cheung Family Graduate Award in Rehabilitation Medicine (re-payment is NOT required, 2 awards available per year, award value is $750)


Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing registered in a graduate certificate program in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.  Selection based on demonstrated excellence in educational experiences, clinical skills and professional activities.  Preference will be given to internationally-educated physical therapists registered in the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice program.  Part-time students are eligible for this award. 


To apply please email a 300-500 word letter outlining how you have demonstrated excellence through your educational experiences, clinical skills and professional activities to



Ann Falk Memorial Education Fund (re-payment is NOT required)


This is a bursary of up to $750 for first or second generation immigrants pursuing studies in health care and living in Edmonton.


Detailed information can be found at


To request an application, please contact: Don Baergen, 780 423 9686,


Calgary Community Foundation:Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary (re-payment is NOT required)


For immigrant women residing in Alberta, attending school in order to return to their pre-immigration field of work. Applicants demonstrate financial need and are currently enrolled in a recognized educational institution. Three bursaries at $2,000 each applied directly to tuition.