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‘A shortage we’ve never seen before’

Nursing profession failing to attract new blood By Ben Hoffman Nurses are often under-appreciated, but few people realize they are also under-employed. As wait times in emergency rooms and appointment queues have grown, Canadians have readily blamed this on a perceived doctor shortage.

Pasqua Hospital nurses have a world of experience

By Pamela Cowan – The Leader-Post Staff working on a medical unit at the Pasqua Hospital have a world of experience that’s mapped out for the world to see.

RHA recruits Filipino nurses

By Angela Brown – The Daily Graphic The Regional Health Authority — Central Manitoba Inc. has found a unique way to fill some of its job vacancies. The RHA recently completed a successful recruiting trip to the Philippines.

Fired Filipino nurses seek reinstatement

By Anne Kyle – Leader-Post Some of the Filipino nurses fired by the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region said Friday they are hoping they can win reinstatement through the union grievance procedure. “If we believe the collective agreement has been violated we file a grievance or if we feel the discipline Read more »

Filipino nurses proving boon: health region

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Lana Haight, The StarPhoenix – Filipino nursing recruits hired by Saskatoon Health Region continue to settle into their jobs and the community, says a health region administrator.

Dismissals of Pinoy nurses won’t deter recruiting missions

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By Pamela Cowan – The dismissal of a few recently hired Filipino nurses in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region won’t impact future recruiting missions to the Philippines. “We cannot discuss the details of those specific personnel matters due to the privacy rights but what I can tell you is Read more »

Hiring Filipino nurses pays off: McMorris

Luke Simcoe – The StarPhoenix Representatives from the Filipino government and nursing community were on Canadian soil this week to participate in a conference hosted by the University of Saskatchewan’s college of nursing. Aimed at cementing relations with the Philippines, the conference highlighted progress made since a Saskatchewan delegation travelled Read more »


INTERNATIONAL NURSES RECRUITED TO ALBERTA FRUSTRATED OVER RED TAPE REQUIRED FOR LICENSING AND REGISTRATION By Kristina De Guzman – www.vueweekly.com While the labour shortage is a problem being felt across the entire healthcare sector, finding more nurses to fill the vacancies in the system is clearly a priority for the Read more »

Couple worries five jobs won’t cover rising costs

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Tax hike would add to burden of getting ahead By Eva Ferguson – Calgary Herald Since arriving in Canada from the Philippines almost four years ago, Lori-Ann Flores and her husband have spent every day saving for the Coventry Hills home they’ll move into next month. Lori-Ann works Read more »

Region welcomes Filipino nurses to Saskatoon

By Lori Coolican, TheStarPhoenix.com SASKATOON – That terrible winter they keep hearing about is months away. The paperwork hurdles, exams and interviews, anxious waiting and day-long journey to another hemisphere are finally behind them.