Alberta introducing more internationally-educated health care workers to workforce – GLOBAL

January 21, 2024

More internationally-educated health workers are being introduced across Alberta to help fill the gaps in the current health care system.

This comes after the federal government announced $86 million in funding for health professional accreditation and to address shortages.

This past year, Edmonton’s NorQuest College received similar funding from the provincial government for its internationally educated program.

Rudo Mapanga is one of the students in the program. She immigrated to Alberta two years ago to pursue a better life and education for her children.

Mapanga got a degree in nursing in her home country of Zimbabwe and a PhD in South Africa. She then worked as a lecturer at a university in Kazakhstan for six years. But when she came to Canada, she was told not all her credentials were recognized.

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