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PH-trained nurses in Canada, eager to work but stymied by red tape

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The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario says there are around 15,000 internationally trained nurses in the province who aren’t practicing in their field, even though they could make a huge difference for the health care system. (Photo from Inquirer)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana]  Thousands of internationally trained nurses, including Filipinos, could ease the pandemic’s strain on Canada’s health-care system if only they were given the chance to work. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario says there are around 15,000 internationally trained nurses in the province who aren’t practicing in their field, even though they could make a huge difference for the health care system, PH Inquirer reported.

“We can help. Like, come on guys. We’re here. And we’ve been trained and been working for so many years. We just hope that they could consider us,” Antonette Licuanan told CTV News. Licuanan was a nurse in the Philippines for seven years before moving to Ontario, but she can’t work as a nurse until she completes a lengthy, complex, and costly expensive certification process. There’s good news for some internationally trained nurses in Ontario. The province on Tuesday announced that 1,200 of these nurses will be matched with hospitals and long-term care homes to deal with immediate staffing shortages.

Health Minister Christine Elliott announced that international nurses who have applied to practice in Ontario “will have the opportunity to meet their applications requirements by working in healthcare settings under the supervision of a regulated healthcare provider.” But some nurses, even after acquiring the appropriate certification, still can’t practice due to immigration processing delays.


 

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