Helping immigrants with dentistry training & credentials in Canada

Canada needs dentists. That’s what the federal government projects for the dentistry profession in the years ahead.

What makes a Windmill loan unique?

Our loans offer two years of interest-only payments and up to three years of
principal + interest payments depending on the length of your career plan.

Loans up to $15,000

Fixed low-interest rate
as low as 6.7%

Zero loan processing fees

Success coaching support and mentorship program

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More than just a loan

As a Windmill client, you benefit from a range of services, at no additional cost!

One-on-one coaching to support you on your career path

Career and educational resource supports

Financial planning and budgeting tools

The Windmill Mentorship Program

Exclusive access to our Community Success Hub

How to become a dentist in Canada with an affordable loan from Windmill Microlending

Labour and staffing shortages, as well as a rapidly-retiring workforce, mean significant career advancement opportunities for internationally-trained dentists (ITDs) in Canada. Add to this, the country’s population is getting older, which will lead to an increased need for dental care.

Windmill can provide the financial support you need to pay for the costs of the dentist licensing process in Canada.

How Windmill Microlending can help you achieve your Canadian dentistry career goals

Windmill Microlending is a Canadian charity offering skilled immigrants and refugees affordable loans to help you achieve career success.  

A Windmill microloan can help you pay for the costs of qualifying and degree completion programs, the National Dental Examining Board (NDEB) equivalency process and qualifying exams including the:  

  • Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK)
  • Assessment of Clinical Judgement (ACJ)
  • National Dental Examination of Clinical Competency (NDECC)

Our impact on our clients

Over 3x

Growth in income

Newcomers take on low-income jobs to survive. Windmill helps our clients return to their trained profession to boost their income by over 3 times.


Historical repayment rate

Our affordable loans and repayment structure support clients like you. The impressive rate of repayment showcases our client's determination and the impact of their success.


Decrease in unemployment

As our borrowers take their next steps, employment opportunities soar upon loan repayment, marking the start of a remarkable journey and booming economy.

Map your pathway to becoming a dentist

Dentistry is a regulated profession in Canada where internationally-trained dentists (ITDs) make up almost 40 per cent of those working in the field. The National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) is the accrediting body responsible for paths to licensure across the country. One path for ITDs is a qualifying and degree completion program. The alternative path is the NDEB Equivalency Process. Download your education pathway for dentists today.

Here are some of the clients who benefited from a Windmill loan

Looking for a better life for her kids, Alexandra, a Colombian dentist, moved to Canada thinking she probably wouldn’t work in her profession again.

Looking for a better life for her kids, Alexandra, a Colombian dentist, moved to Ontario with her family in 2011 thinking that she probably wouldn’t work in her profession again.

After working in a few “survival jobs” and later assisting with teeth cleanings, Alexandra was determined to obtain her Canadian dentistry license. She needed to enroll in preparatory courses to write an evaluation, but money was tight. Fortunately, a bacteriologist from Colombia told her about Windmill Microlending.

After fulfilling all the requirements to practise dentistry in Ontario, Alexandra received her license in February 2017.

“I applied for many loans but couldn’t get any. I was a newcomer, so it was tough to get a loan. I was grateful because after touching many doors, Windmill gave me the money I needed.”



Additional links and resources

Helpful information to support newcomer dentists on their career success journey in Canada.