What if I cannot find a FT position?
BEGIN has established an online portal/job board to connect participants with increased FT employment opportunities in the Long-Term Care (LTC) and Home and Community Care (HCC) sectors in Ontario.
Are all LTC and HCC centres eligible for the post-graduation employment commitment?
The majority of LTC and HCC workplaces are eligible places of employment for BEGIN candidates. An eligible LTC home is one with licensed beds. Eligible HCC companies are those with service contracts with HCCSS – Home and Community Care Support Services. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I learn more about career opportunities in the Long-Term Care or Home and Community Care sectors?
For those interested in a career in Long-Term Care, please search the job ads at Advantage Ontario and Ontario Long-Term Care Association. For those interested in a career in Home and Community Care, please search home care agencies in your area, for example: Spectrun, SE Health, Closing the Gap, VHA and Paramed. Additionally a LTC/HCC […]
I have less than one year remaining in my program. If I receive tuition grants, how long will my post-graduation employment commitment be?
If I don’t graduate, will I have to pay back the tuition grants?
Yes. You will need to pay back the tuition grants and any applicable interest. Interest charges will start to accrue 30 days after the person leaves the BEGIN program for whatever reason, without completing the post-graduation employment commitment.
What happens if I don’t complete my post-graduation employment commitment?
You’ll have to pay back in full the tuition grants and additional financial assistance you’ve received. However, if you partially complete your post-graduation employment commitment, the remaining years become repayable on a prorated basis. For example, if your commitment is three years and you complete one, then you’ll repay the tuition grants and any additional […]
How will I know when my post-graduation employment commitment is over?
The BEGIN Team will work with you and your employer to track the amount of time you work during the commitment period. Once you’ve completed your commitment, you will receive a formal notification that you have fulfilled the terms of your agreement.
How long after graduation do I have before I need to start my BEGIN employment commitment?
Will I have to work in the LTC or HCC sectors in Ontario after I complete my post-graduation employment commitment?
No. You are free to work anywhere once your commitment is completed.
Will I be paid during the post-graduation employment commitment?
Yes, the pay process is no different from any other job.