May 12, 2021
By Employment and Social Development Canada, Cision
GATINEAU, QC, May 12, 2021 /CNW/ – Nurses are the heroes of the health care system and have shown tremendous resiliency at the forefront of Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic response. They work hard every day to care for their patients, and their courage and commitment keep communities safe and healthy.
Internationally trained nurses too often face challenges getting their credentials recognized in Canada in order to access quality jobs in health care. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of reducing the time it takes for them to complete their certification or licensure, in order to meet the health care system’s urgent need for nurses.
That is why today, on International Nurses’ Day and during National Nursing Week, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced over $2.3 million for three projects that will help nurses put their education and skills to work sooner: