Nurses in demand in the Canadian province of New Brunswick

Nurses in demand in the Canadian province of New Brunswick

The Canadian province of New Brunswick has huge demand for nurses and the provincial government is undertaking various efforts to address the shortage of nurses in the province. As part of these efforts, the province launched a Nursing Resource Strategy last year, which is 10-year plan for recruiting internationally trained nurses.

New Brunswick’s Ministry of Health predicts that there will be a shortage of at least 130 Registered Nurses per year in the province for the next 10 years. It means, by around 2028, a 1000 more Registered Nurses(RN) will be needed in the province. Besides, 4,376 new RN jobs will be there to fill in New Brunswick by then, according to the New Brunswick Labour Market Outlook. Moreover, a significant percentage of nurses who are currently employed in the province, almost 41%, will be retiring soon. In this context, New Brunswick would need more internationally trained nurses to fill these vacancies.

Every year, the demand for nurses grows at a range of 5% in New Brunswick. The province has a population which is aging fast and it has the highest number of people who are above the age of 65. It means the demand for health services and long-term care will increase accordingly. As a result, the province would need more Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

New Brunswick migration: Pathways for nurses

High-skilled Worker Stream, Atlantic Immigration Pilot: To be eligible, a nurse must have a job offer from a designated employer.

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program: Through this federal immigration program, Express Entry candidates can settle in New Brunswick.

Invitation from NBPNP: Those who receive an invitation from NBPNP may apply for and obtain provincial nomination from New Brunswick. The Express Entry candidates nominated by New Brunswick will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points added to their total score, which guarantees them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

Contact the Canada immigration consultants of CanApprove to know more about the options for nurses to move permanently to Canada.

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