ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jul 2019

In July, 2019 the government of New Brunswick made the recruitment of internationally educated nurses a priority in the province’s Nursing Resource Strategy.

 

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Inception date: 30 Jul 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On July 30, 2019 the government of New Brunswick made the recruitment of internationally educated nurses (IENs) one of four action items in the province’s offical nursing resource strategy. This part of the New Brunswick Nursing Resource Strategy called for the following actions:

  • Actively recruit internationally educated nurses as part of New Brunswick’s immigration efforts (i.e. include nursing in an upcoming immigration mission).
  • Identify countries with nursing education programs with similar nursing professional standards, competencies, and credentials to partner with and to target immigration efforts (i.e. increasing the odds of meeting New Brunswick registration requirements).
  • Examine current registration requirements of internationally educated nurses to identify any barriers, areas for improvement or efficiencies.
  • Increase efficiency of the IENs application process for registration in New Brunswick (i.e. initial application, competency assessment, educational bridging program, entry-topractice exam, etc.).
  • Establish a program to welcome newcomers including options to work in the healthcare sector during the application process and to allow for a positive integration into the workforce.

Because immigration in Canada is jointly regulated by the federal and provincial governments, this strategy can be implemented without further action at the federal level.

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