Immigrants from Africa, Asia Crucial to Canada’s Healthcare System

posted on June 8, 2021

June 1, 2021

By Colin Singer, Canada Immigration News

Canada immigration news: A Statistics Canada report reveals immigrants to Canada are over-represented in nursing and healthcare support positions.

“In 2015/2016, they made up 22 per cent of the workforce in these occupations, compared with 16 per cent of the total employed population,” notes the report.

Immigrants from countries with predominantly-Black populations are among those newcomers most likely to enter into the Canadian workforce as nurses or other healthcare support workers. Asian immigrants were a close second.

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