Windmill Micro-Lending


Windmill Micro-lending is a government-funded, registered charity specializing in offering low-interest microloans to internationally-trained professionals arriving in Canada. Windmill offers up to $15,000 to help internationally-trained professionals cover the costs of training, education and licensing requirements needed to launch their careers in Canada.

A Windmill loan may be used for:

  • Short-term (two years or less) training
  • Exam fees with a professional licensing association
  • Travel expenses to write an exam
  • Qualification assessments
  • Professional association fees
  • Books and course materials
  • English or French language courses specific to employment
  • Living allowance during study time
  • Other related expenses

Recipients can take up to 5 years to repay either type of loan. 

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be an internationally-trained immigrant with one of the following statuses: Permanent Resident, Provincial Nominee, Refugee/Protected Person or Canadian Citizen
  • Plan to pursue training, licensure or a course of study to achieve their career goals
  • Be living in Canada
  • Not have an undischarged bankruptcy




Please note that NCA Guides is not affiliated with Windmill Micro-lending, and the inclusion of its information on our site should not be construed as an endorsement of its products or services.If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Beaudin-Hall, Windmill’s Community Relations Specialist.

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