Nova Scotia has been facing a shortage of healthcare workers for some time now, with many positions remaining unfilled despite efforts to recruit locally. In an effort to address this shortage, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has turned to international recruitment, specifically targeting Kenya.
The NSHA has partnered with the Kenyan government and several healthcare organizations in Kenya to identify qualified candidates for positions in Nova Scotia. These candidates have undergone rigorous screening and training to ensure that they are well prepared for their new roles in Canada.
The healthcare workers from Kenya are expected to play a vital role in helping to address the shortage of healthcare workers in Nova Scotia. They will be working in a variety of roles, including as nurses, personal support workers, and physiotherapists.
We are committed to helping immigrants realize their dreams of calling Nova Scotia home. These new immigrants have skills we need, and they make our communities better. We will be thrilled to welcome these new Nova Scotians.” .Jill Balser, Minister of Labour, Skills and Immigration
The arrival of these healthcare workers from Kenya is being welcomed by the Nova Scotia government and healthcare community. It is hoped that their skills and expertise will help to improve the quality of healthcare in the province, and that they will become valued members of the Nova Scotia healthcare team.
While international recruitment is not a new concept in healthcare, the arrival of these healthcare workers from Kenya is seen as a positive step forward in addressing the shortage of healthcare workers in Nova Scotia. It is hoped that this initiative will serve as a model for other provinces facing similar shortages, and that it will help to ensure that Canadians have access to the quality healthcare they deserve.