Premier says new plan will speed up process for health-care workers moving to Ontario – CBC

Ford says the legislation, coming next month, will get rid of ‘bureaucratic delays’

Jan 19, 2023

Premier Doug Ford says Ontario will adopt new “as of right” rule that allow health-care workers registered in other provinces to start working here right away.

Ford and Health Minister Sylvia Jones made the announcement in Windsor Thursday. They also announced $30 million for Windsor Regional Hospital to expand its cardiac and cancer care services.

Ford said the government introduce “status quo”-breaking legislation allowing health-care workers from outside of the province to work in Ontario without “bureaucratic delays.”

“In February, our government will introduce new legislation that will allow nurses to apply immediately,” he said. “We are the first to implement them.”

Ford said the proposed legislation will increase the number of health-care workers in Ontario’s health care system.

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