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Health Care Workers in Canada - Covid-19

At the time of writing this blog, the Canadian job bank features over 7000 jobs for personnel support care workers or nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates. In response to the global pandemic, the demand for health care workers has soared worldwide and Canada is no exception.

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the fact that long term care facilities are ill prepared to deal with a sanitation emergency. Many healthcare workers who were underpaid took jobs in several facilities to meet their income needs. The result has been an unprecedented cross contagion targeting our elderly population.

For foreign trained nurses wanting to settle in Canada, there is literally no time like the present. Wages for healthcare workers are on the rise and entry level jobs can support candidates throughout their immigration process.

For health care workers, one of the common challenges is having their degrees and credentials recognized in Canada. As it stands, each province has a nursing association which acts as an accrediting body. Not all provinces recognize skills and degrees at the same speed. It can sometimes take years before a nurse is able to practise at her level of competency.

It is also important to note that the provincial associations act under the guidance of the Canadian Nurses Association.

For persons wanting to start their new life sooner rather than later, coming to Canada as a temporary worker remains a fast and effective option. Long term care facilities are hiring and Port to Port Immigration Services is happy to represent your interests here in Canada.    

Workers already in Canada should also note that Atlantic Canada offers many easy and affordable options to reach permanent residency. For example, in 2019, New Brunswick unveiled a plan to hire 130 nurses per year over the next 10 years.

For students assessing different programs of study, it cannot be overstated that there is a shortage of nurses. Studying in Canada means being able to work as soon as you graduate. It also means an obstacle free pathway to permanent residency with a good living wage.

Although healthcare workers can choose different migration processes, Port to Port Immigration is here to assist you in reaching the goals that you set for yourself. Coming to doesn’t have to be just a dream, we can make it a reality! 

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