Posted on July 29 2022
The WES (World Education Services) has lately come up with a policy in which it has made important recommendations to the Canadian government. WES is a non-profit organization that evaluates credentials for immigrants and international students.
These recommendations are meant to urge the Government of Canada to have clear information assimilated into a database on the number of prospective healthcare professionals in Canada.
These professionals are known under the acronym IEHP (Internationally-Educated Health Professionals). They are significant in the present state of affairs with the COVID-19 threat yet to be eradicated. What the WES urges the Canadian government is to capitalize on the skills and experience of IEHPs to meet the needs of the Canadian population.
According to WES, Canada has to be sure that it has a sufficient number of qualified healthcare professionals. In order to utilize the professional abilities and experience of healthcare professionals, the country must roll out equitable policies and programs. For this, comprehensive, timely, and integrated data is required.
Immigrants constitute 25% of Canada’s healthcare and social services labor force. In comparison, Canadian working adults make up only 10% of this sector.
Looking at other occupations in the healthcare sector, it can be found that immigrants constitute
However, there's a lack of comprehensive data on the real number of healthcare professionals and qualified healthcare talents in Canada. This limits the knowledge of the full extent of potential healthcare resources in Canada.
It’s important to know the number of IEHPs temporarily or permanently living and working in Canada. In view of the hindrances brought about by COVID-19, it’s also essential to learn how many of them successfully re-entered their careers. Another piece of information required to make effective policies is to know how long it takes for a healthcare talent to get licensed.
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These are the recommendations WEF made to the Canadian government in its policy brief:
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