Government of New Brunswick


The Physician Business Grant program provides new family physicians establishing a full time fee-for-service, community based practice, a grant of $15,000.

The Physician Business Grant is intended to help new family physicians with the cost of establishing their practice, particularly with the implementation of an Electronic Medical Record System, in accordance with the Primary Health Care Framework for New Brunswick.


Any Family Physician prepared to establish a full-time, fee-for-service community based practice in New Brunswick.

A Physician who was licensed under a Section 26, but has not received funding to establish a community based practice, will be eligible to receive a business grant within 6 months of obtaining a full license.


Physicians are required to sign a one year return-of-service agreement with the respective RHA and establish a full time, fee-for-service community based practice within 6 months of receiving the grant.

Recipients of the grant are also obligated to take patients from the orphan patient registry when applicable.

Grants can be provided up to 90 days prior to the official start date.

The Regional Health Authorities will submit the grant request on your behalf, once you have signed a return-of-service agreement and have met the eligibility criteria. For all requests, approval is required from the Department of Health prior to offering a grant.

A maximum number of grants is determined annually and is based on the budget allocation of the program.

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