60,000 new Nurses required by Canada!
Posted on August 21, 2018
60,000 new Nurses are required by Canada as the nation will face an acute shortage of Nurses in the years ahead. This has been warned by the Canadian Nurses Association. The scarcity of 60,000 Nurses will be faced by Canada by 2022. CNA has said that the nursing population of Canada must be enhanced through immigration.
Canada Immigration pathways for Overseas Nurses:
Overseas Nurses inclined to immigrate to Canada have a couple of options. All of these pathways mandate education in Nursing, as quoted by the CIC News. Along with this, hospital work experience will be a huge advantage. The reason is that all the programs are highly competitive.
Federal Skilled Worker – Express Entry:
Canada administers the immigration applications at the federal level through the Express Entry. Federal Skilled Worker is one among the pathways in this program that targets skilled immigrant workers. Nurses who possess minimum 1-year full-time experience can qualify for this program. Its processing times are as quick as 4 months.
Quebec Skilled Worker:
Overseas Nurses with several years of experience and University degrees will have an edge in the QSW program. The work experience need not be necessarily related to the area of education. Thus, even Nurses with unrelated experience can apply through QSW. It also allocates additional points to applicants with children. Thus, it is ideal for overseas Nurses intending to immigrate to Canada with families.
Nova Scotia Nominee Program:
NSNP – Nova Scotia Nominee Program is administered by the east coast Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It targets overseas Nurses interested to immigrate to Canada. The requirements include an active profile in Express Entry and minimum 1 year of nursing experience.
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