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Canada Helps 6600 International Healthcare Professionals

Canada Helps 6600 International Healthcare Professionals. Canada across the country is facing labour shortages. The demand for skilled workers keeps growing. People across the nation often face significant delays. They also have trouble finding a family doctor. So, the Canadian government is making investments in internationally educated health professionals (IEHP). Just to speed up the accreditation process for health professionals with international training.

Today, Minister of Business, Labour Force Improvement, and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault announced up to $86 million in funding. The funding will go to 15 organizations across Canada. The funding will increase the capacity for recognizing around 6600 globally taught health professionals. This investment will benefit immigrants with high levels of education and expertise. They will receive proper international recognition. For example, through this program, trained midwives will be able to take their exams online before coming to Canada.

Canada Helps 6600 International Healthcare Professionals

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Today’s Announcement About Canada Helps 6600 International Healthcare Professionals

The present declaration expands on the responsibility of the Public Authority of Canada. This responsibility includes areas and regions. It happened during the October 2023 Wellbeing Pastors’ Gathering. It aims to make big moves to address difficulties facing Canada’s healthcare workers. This includes reducing the time it takes for IEHPs to join the wellbeing labour force. The most important jobs will get the funds right away, like:

  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Respiratory therapy

Quotes

“Honouring the professional credentials of newcomers is a compassionate and effective component of expanding Canada’s workforce. The Foreign Credentials Recognition speeds up the accreditation for 6600 people, and is not only the right thing to do, but one of the best ways we can fill labour gaps, strengthen our healthcare system and grow our economy
– Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault– Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault

“Health care workers deliver the care that Canadians need. By bringing in new workers and retaining those who are already there, we can help relieve the labour challenges in our health care system. This federal funding supports our government’s work with provinces, territories, and stakeholders to have more health care workers enter Canada’s workforce and to streamline that process. Together, this will improve our health care system so Canadians can get the care they need and deserve.”

– Minister of Health, Mark Holland

“The Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry is thrilled to receive this support from the federal government to fund the development and testing of a new program to speed the qualification and licensing of dentists trained elsewhere in the world so they can practice in Canada. With the government’s recent introduction of the new Canadian Dental Care Plan, and its policy of increasing immigration into Canada, there are plans to both help Canada’s poorest and most marginalized people gain access to dental care, and to integrate internationally trained dentists into Canada’s health care workforce. Canada’s dental schools are excited to be taking the lead in developing new means to enable these international dentists to practice and so help fulfill the dental care needs of all Canadians, including new Canadians”.

-Jim Lai, President of Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry

Canada Helps 6600 International Healthcare Professionals

Important Facts

  • We expect migration to reach record levels (500,000 by 2025). It is more important than ever to build support for talented newcomers. This will help them use their skills and experience.
  • Canada’s medical services area keeps on seeing elevated degrees of occupation opening. In the second quarter of 2023, occupations have 90,000 unfilled situations.
  • The Public Authority of Canada subsidizes different speculations. It aims to help newcomers take part in Canadian culture. For instance, the Government of Canada funds services to help newcomers settle in Canada through the Settlement Program. The program is overseen by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. These services include work-related help and support with foreign qualification recognition. A Call for Proposition for the Settlement and Resettlement Help Projects was recently sent off. It will close toward the end of January. You can find more data at this link
  • The 2023 Financial Plan outlines the Canadian government’s plan. They will invest over $200 billion in healthcare over a decade. This includes $46.2 billion in new funding for provinces and territories. It also focuses on supporting the healthcare workforce.
  • The Spending Plan 2022 reported an extra $115M for more than five years beginning in 2022-2023. It also reported $30M continuous for the Unfamiliar Certification Acknowledgment Program. The emphasis is on supporting the work market mix. Talented new workers are entering the health sector. This is despite the Program’s base subsidizing of $27.3M each year.

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