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New Brunswick recruits 80 internationally trained nurses

New Brunswick

The Canadian province of New Brunswick recruited around 80 internationally trained nurses through the pilot immigration program launched in 2020. New Brunswick is a province which has high demand for nurses. Dorothy Shephard, Health Minister of the province, said that they were taking action to address the shortage of nurses in the province.  “Our new provincial health plan reflects the importance of ensuring we have enough human resources to provide care to New Brunswickers, now and in the future,” she added. She further said that the pilot program would continue to play a key role in recruiting and retaining the nurses they need to help stabilize and rebuild the health system of New Brunswick.
pnp finderThe pilot program was launched jointly by the Health as well as Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour Departments of New Brunswick and also the federal department of Employment and Social Development Canada. It aims to support internationally educated nurses when they apply for immigration. It also helps to ensure that these nurses meet the registration requirements to live and work in New Brunswick.

Among the 80 nurses who have been recruited through the pilot, 55 have been hired by Horizon Health Network and 12 by Vitalite Health Network. 13 have received job offers from different nursing homes across the province.

Talking about the Pilot Program, New Brunswick’s Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder said they were now on their effort to expand and support the development of a new program. It will have a fully staffed unit to manage the expected increase in the efforts to recruit internationally trained nurses in the coming years. As part of these initiative, another 150 internationally trained nurses will be recruited in the coming 12 months.

How to work in New Brunswick as a nurse?

In order to work in New Brunswick as a nurse, internationally trained nurses must meet the requirements set by the Nurses Association of New Brunswick. The process of becoming a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse in New Brunswick will take around 12 to 18 months. Before obtaining the license, one can work for regional health authorities or nursing homes of the province in support positions such as personal support workers.

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