CJOB News Team reporting
Doctors and nurses who choose to practice in rural communities will soon have part of their Canada Student Loan forgiven.
It's part of an effort to get more health care professionals in areas that need them the most.
Niverville, Manitoba is losing one doctor and the other two in the community are apparently not taking new patients.
The federal government initiative will give Doctors who practice in communities with a population fewer than 50,000 people up to $8,000 per year forgiveness to a maximum of $40,000 over five years.
Nurses and nurse practitioners can receive up to $4,000 per year -- up to $20,000 over five years.
Some medical students in Manitoba told Global news the prospect of the federal government clearing a big chunk of their debt won't be a deciding factor as to where they start a practice.
The Manitoba government and University of Manitoba already offer similar incentives.