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More international nurses headed for Sask.

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By Anne Kyle, Leader-Post REGINA — The arrival of 300 Filipino nurses recruited to work in the province’s health-care system will be staggered over the coming months, according to Lynn Digney Davis, the province’s chief nursing officer.”There are some coming, actually, the middle of this month, some coming in September, Read more »

River Valley Health looks for nurses abroad

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By Adam Bowie – the daily gleaner Officials at River Valley Health say hiring nurses from across the globe is one way the region is battling a significant shortage. Andrea Stierle-MacNeill, River Valley Health’s regional manager of recruitment and workforce planning, said the region hires between two and four immigrant Read more »

Sask. could face competition for international workers

By Angela Hall, Leader-Post Saskatchewan’s efforts to recruit nurses from the Philippines is gaining some international media interest. As Japan looks to bolster its own ranks of nurses and caregivers by turning to countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines, a correspondent for a Japanese broadcasting corporation has been in Read more »

Filipino caregiver can stay in Canada

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By Ging Reyes – abs-cbn news online – A cancer-stricken Filipina caregiver has won her battle to stay in Canada. ABS-CBN North America News Bureau learned Friday that Canadian Immigration authorities have decided to grant the wish of Juana Tejada for permanent residency on humanitarian grounds. Her lawyer, Rafael Fabregas Read more »

Foreign-trained health professionals not long-term solution, says official

Local health region has made offers to 59 nurses in the Philippines By Mohsin Abbas -The Prince Albert Daily Herald – Finding health-care professionals outside of Canada is not the only prescription for labour woes at the local health region, said an official. “International recruitment is only going to Read more »

OFWs seeking work in Canada should review requirements–DoLE

MANILA, Philippines – INQUIRER.NET — The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) advised Filipinos wanting to work in Canada as caregivers to ensure that their prospective employers fulfill all conditions required by the government agency before signing any contract with them. Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Read more »

Can the Philippines solve the growing nursing crisis in Alberta?

KRISTINA DE GUZMAN CANADA – While Alberta’s economy is certainly healthy, there’s a very real chance its people might not be if things continue the way they have been. Even with workers flocking here to get a piece of the boom pie, the province—along with just about every province in Read more »

‘Degraded’ by work in rest homes

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By REBECCA TODD – New Zealand A Christchurch resident is among a growing group of Filipino nurses working for near minimum wage as caregivers after paying thousands of dollars to live the Kiwi dream. The 25-year-old asked not to be named for fear of affecting her immigration status. After working Read more »

Agency, community help new Filipino nurses climatize to Regina, Canada

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Pamela Cowan, Leader-Post REGINA, CANADA — In Regina’s tight rental market, it was challenging to find accommodations for a dozen Filipino nurses who recently arrived in the Queen City. And now more are on the way.

Nursing shortage to slow startup of Mazankowski Heart Institute

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CBC News, CANADA It could be three to five years before Edmonton’s new Mazankowski Heart Institute, scheduled to open next month, is working at full capacity, while Capital Health scrounges to find enough nurses to fill the jobs. The institute, which will serve patients from across Western Canada and the Read more »