Canada, due to national shortage of qualified workers, there is demand of skilled workers specially nurses. Quebec has the highest demand as per current scenario. Quebec has its own economic and immigration-based programs, the health sector has become hotspot for job seekers worldwide.
Canadian nurses association currently predicting that healthcare needs will rise and by current rate there will demand of 60,000 nurses by 2022. This requirement in Quebec is due to fast aging population and nurses get very competitive wage, good working conditions and immediate job opening.
There are opportunities for nurses to work in various capacities, including:
- Registered nurse
- Intensive Care Nurse
- Geriatric Nurse
- Nurse Technician
- Nurse Educator
- Recovery Room Nurse
- …and many more related careers.
Quebec has large and diverse health care system, which varies from city to city. Montreal which is the largest city, nurses can expect the salary range from $ 28/hr to $40/hr. Job opportunities of nurses are suppose to increase very rapidly as two super hospitals constructions are going on and expected to be finished by 2015 and 2016. Those hospitals are The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal (CHUM) and the McGill University Health Centre. With completion of these two hospitals, Montreal,Quebec will become a world health destination.
Quebec has its own immigration programme which is known as Quebec skilled worker program including nurses as one of the major skilled area. QSW (Quebec Skilled Worker) program is popular because individuals can apply without any Canadian job offer.
There are 111 fields of training/area of study in QSW for professional with experience and nursing is one of them. Following are the points to be considered by an applicant before been eligible to apply as professional nurse.
- Received a 3-year diploma, 4 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or (for US-educated nurses) a 2-year nursing degree. This degree must be completed within the past 5 years; or
- Received a relevant degree over 5 years ago, and worked as a nurse for at least 1 of the past 5 years.
Canadian permanent residency are given to successful QSW applicants on their arrival to Quebec. They are allowed to work in Quebec with any employer and later on when they move to other province with residence status, they can work anywhere as well.
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Source: News CIC