Canada Calls Nurses!
- November 27, 2020
- Posted by: Manjoorans Academy
- Category: Latest News
Attention, Nurses and healthcare workers!! Dreaming of a job in Canada? We may have some good news for you. Canada might be your new paradise of possibilities, as Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford announces an investment of $52 million, to recruit and train an addition of 3,700 healthcare workers.
As the strong waves of COVID-19 hits the globe, Ontario makes a bold step forward, with their new plans to invest $52 million, solely for the recruitment and training of 3,700 additional healthcare workers and caregivers. Premier Doug Ford said that their frontline heroes were in dire need of a reinforcement and with this massive investment, Ontario intends to lend a helping hand to the already strained health system against the second wave of COVID-19.
This gesture would instantly open a wider vista of more opportunities, making Ontario a new paradise of possibilities, with its need of around 800 more nurses and 600 acute-care nurses, as well as 2,000 more personal support workers. The Province also promises an additional $14 million, in training the extra personal support workers to work in long-term care homes and other community care settings. This new plan also offers a $5000 incentives for the new recruits, so as to ensure a commitment of minimum six months of work, with patients having urgent needs.
With the complicating and hard-hitting second wave of COVID-19 at Ontario, Ford said that their frontline heroes are in urgent requirement of reinforcement and that has given birth to these new plans to invest more the recruitment and training of additional healthcare workers, which would help to revitalise the much affected healthcare system of Ontario. The Health Minister, Christine Elliott added that the new funding would help post the essential workers where they are most needed and will ensure the proper functioning of the system. With an investment of $200,000, the Province also hopes to improve the Ontario Matching Portal, launched in order to help the employers match with the best fit employees, best suited for the system and its needs.
Ford has called the report of 700 new cases in Ontario, “very concerning,” as it is the highest recorded daily increase since the beginning of this pandemic. Off these 700 cases, 344 were reported in Toronto, with its sixty percent being people under the age of 40. With the rising counts in the COVID cases reported, Ontario hospitals are facing a situation, where their ability to ensure the highest quality of care to Ontarians, is at a major threat. With the need for more aid in the healthcare field and arising need for reinforcement, Ontario with its new plans and investments may be a new paradise of possibilities for healthcare workers, as the Province is opening up for additional healthcare workers, so as to reinforce their stressed out frontline heroes.