September 13, 2022 – CBC PEI: The PEI government is posting a position for an international recruitment co-ordinator in an effort to get more foreign-trained health-care workers employed on the Island. Like many provinces, Prince Edward Island is facing major staffing challenges in health care.
“Given that there are national labour shortages across the country, it really is about setting yourself apart,” said Rebecca Gill, PEI’s director of health recruitment and retention.
“And once the candidates choose PEI, it’s ensuring they’re well supported when they get here, there’s proper orientation and onboarding, there’s proper supports to help them integrate into the community.”
For example, the new co-ordinator will help international recruits find housing and child care. They’ll also support foreign-trained doctors and nurses already living on PEI. — but not licensed to work here in those jobs — by helping them sort through what extra training and credentials they’ll need to get licensed in their former field.
Read the full CBC PEI story here