Alberta is now the second Canadian province after Saskatchewan to begin direct recruitment of nurses from the Philippines.
What could have been welcome news in Saskatchewan’s efforts at managing the province’s pandemic crisis is hitting a wall by a persistent Canadian immigration problem: credential recognition.
A brochure on the accreditation process for internationally educated nurses, including Filipino nurses, who wish to work as registered nurses in Canada has been published by the Philippine embassy in Ottawa and consulates general in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.
Walk into a hospital in Canada or the U.S. or in many other countries, and chances are you’ll see a nurse of Filipino heritage.
The Philippines has long been known as the biggest exporter of nurses in the world.