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more funding for recruitment and retention of Nova Scotia healthcare workers

Mar 3, 2023 | 10:35 AM

Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson (N.S. Government)

Nova Scotia is working to create a diverse healthcare work force to make healthcare supportive and equitable for everyone.

Four provincial groups working to recruit diverse healthcare providers are getting help from the Office of Healthcare Professionals’ Recruitment Community Fund.

“When we have a more diverse healthcare workforce, we will better serve our growing population here in Nova Scotia.” Said Michelle Thompson, Minister responsible for the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment. “We’re grateful to these groups for helping to attract more healthcare workers who reflect the various lived experiences of Nova Scotians.”

The North End Community Health Centre provides primary healthcare for residents of Halifax’s north end. It will initiate healthcare recruitment visits, welcome and appreciation events, a new recruitment video, and visits to schools in Halifax to foster an interest in healthcare among youth.

The Health Association of African Canadians will identify barriers to attracting and retaining healthcare providers, particularly in rural African Nova Scotia Communities.

The Nova Scotia Internationally Educated Nurses Network will help internationally trained nurses overcome licensing challenges and integrate them into the Nova Scotia workforce.

Members of the Association of Nigerians in Nova Scotia will work to recruit Nigerian healthcare providers to the province and encourage Nigerians living in Nova Scotia to become healthcare workers.


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