At Staffhouse International Resources, we take pride in our commitment to connecting talented healthcare professionals with opportunities abroad, and our recent partnership with the government of Manitoba, Canada, has been nothing short of remarkable.
The success of this collaboration has been evident as nearly 90% of the candidates who were offered jobs during the recruitment mission to the Philippines have accepted positions across the province, a testament to the dedication of both parties involved.
Read more about our successful partnership below.
According to Health Minister Audrey Gordon and Labour and Immigration Minister Jon Reyes, more than 300 internationally educated healthcare professionals from the Philippines accepted job offers in Manitoba. These Staffhouse recruits will work as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, or healthcare aides in various communities, contributing their expertise to enhance the healthcare system in the province.
The successful candidates have already begun their immigration and licensing processes and are about to fulfill the specific requirements to become eligible for employment in Manitoba.
The success of this recruitment mission resulted from the effective planning and coordination of all stakeholders involved. Shared Health, an organization coordinating the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba, provided letters of interest to 348 candidates who successfully passed interviews in Manila, Cebu, or Iloilo.
This focused approach ensured that the most qualified and skilled professionals were identified and selected for the available positions.
Moreover, nursing faculty assessors from the University of Manitoba traveled to Manila to hold Clinical Competency Assessments (CCA) for a pilot group of 20 internationally educated nurses. The university’s nursing faculty is also developing a virtual CCA with World Citi Colleges to expand access to virtual assessments for future rounds of applicants.
A CCA is a process used to evaluate entry-level registered nurses’ practical skills, knowledge, and abilities, particularly those trained outside of the country where they intend to work. This assessment is commonly conducted for internationally educated healthcare professionals who seek employment in foreign countries.
The purpose of the CCA is to ensure that entry-level registered nurses possess the necessary competencies and qualifications to provide safe and effective care in the new healthcare setting. It comprises three key components:
The CCA also covers the following areas:
As Canada’s healthcare needs evolve, nursing programs and employment opportunities will also change. Here are some of the current nursing trends in Canada you should be aware of.
• Online nursing programs
The popularity of online education, including nursing programs, will continue to rise due to flexibility and accessibility, along with emerging trends like nano learning and artificial intelligence integration.
• Increase in nursing salaries
Nurses can expect to earn higher salaries than the national average, making nursing a financially rewarding career choice.
• Nursing shortage and solutions
The nursing shortage will persist this year due to factors like retiring nurses and an aging population. The Canadian government is implementing various solutions, such as federal legislation, increased funding for nursing education, and state-level efforts to expand nursing training programs.
• Job opportunities
The demand for registered nurses and nurse practitioners will continue to grow, creating numerous job opportunities within the nursing profession.
• Pursuit of BSN degrees
More nurses will pursue Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees due to increased job prospects, higher salaries, and improved patient outcomes associated with higher education.
• Specialization in nursing
Nurses will increasingly specialize in specific areas of nursing, which can lead to higher salaries and expanded career options.
• Focus on nurses’ mental health
Organizations and resources are emerging to address the mental health challenges faced by nurses due to the demanding nature of their work.
• Nursing informatics
Nursing informatics, which integrates nursing science with information and analytical sciences, will grow as technology becomes more prevalent in healthcare.
• Evolving delivery models
Telemedicine and remote care delivery will continue to evolve, providing nurses with new opportunities for flexible and remote work options.
• Travel nurse salaries
The demand for travel nurses has increased, leading to higher wages. However, it has also highlighted the need for long-term solutions to support and retain nursing staff amidst the ongoing nursing shortage.
Aside from registered nurses, Canada has many jobs available for other healthcare providers in the Philippines. Here are some of the in-demand jobs you can check out.
Aspiring pharmacists in Canada must have a pharmacy degree, pass the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada exam, and be registered in the province or territory where they plan to work. On average, pharmacists earn around $92,000 per year.
• Medical laboratory technician
These technicians perform medical tests, ensure the safety of laboratory equipment, and analyze samples. To become one, candidates must complete a college certificate program in medical laboratory science. The salary for a medical laboratory technician range from $36,000 to $78,000 per year.
• Occupational therapists
Occupational therapists treat physical, mental, developmental, and emotional conditions that affect patients’ ability to perform daily tasks. To become one in Canada, you must possess a degree in occupational therapy and relevant practical experience. Completion of the national certification examination may also be necessary. Occupational therapists can earn between $30,000 and $50,000 annually.
With the growing importance of mental health, psychologists are in demand in Canada. They provide treatment plans and counseling to patients with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Depending on the province or territory, psychologists may need a master’s or doctoral degree and certification from a regulatory authority. The average salary for psychologists in Canada is around $140,000 per year.
As a leading recruitment agency in the Philippines, Staffhouse is committed to helping employers worldwide build a competent workforce comprising of Filipino professionals, and assisting Filipino job seekers in finding the right organization that suits their skills, needs, and experience.