Ontario nursing college now allowed to temporarily register international nurses – CBC

College will also have more flexibility in allowing retired or non-practising nurses to return to the field

Oct 27, 2022

Ontario’s nursing college can now start allowing internationally educated nurses to practise while they work toward full registration, which the government hopes will mean thousands more nurses in the health system.

Health Minister Sylvia Jones announced Thursday that the change aimed at stabilizing the health system is effective immediately, and could potentially help the 5,970 active international applicants currently living in Ontario.

“These changes will bring more health-care workers into our health system faster, helping to care for people when they need it,” Jones said in a statement.

“Our government will work with all partners to ensure Ontario’s nurses, doctors, personal support workers and other health care professionals have the resources, support and guidance they need to enter the workforce and continue delivering the care Ontarians deserve.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ont-nursing-1.6631385

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