BCCPA in Ottawa Wrap Up Report

Last week, BC Care Providers Association CEO Terry Lake and VP Public Affairs Mike Klassen attended meetings in Ottawa as part of the delegation for the Canadian Association of Long-Term Care (CALTC). During the 3-day trip, BCCPA and CALTC reps engaged several Members of Parliament and Ministry staff around the key issues facing the continuing […]

Provincial government releases HHR Strategy

Minister of Health Adrian Dix recently announced a new Health Human Resources (HHR) strategy that aims to address the considerable challenges facing the health care system at present. BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) commends the Minister for this multi-year strategy which includes 70 actions. Health human resource challenges are the foremost concern of our membership, […]

Statement from BCCPA on new supports for Internationally Educated Nurses

Burnaby, BC (April 19, 2022) — News from the Ministry of Health announcing important changes that will help internationally educated nurses (IENs) to become eligible for work in B.C.’s healthcare system is extremely positive, says BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA). At a news conference on Tuesday, Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Parliamentary Secretary for […]

HCA Training Program accelerates with funding for two new cohorts

BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC’s HCA Training Program has been a phenomenal success so far, and our organization continues to receive funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement. We are pleased to report that more opportunities have been approved as we accelerate with this training program.   […]

New health investments aim to address critical staff shortages in seniors’ care sector

B.C.’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan includes innovative health care career pathway & enhanced flu vaccines Burnaby, B.C. (September 10, 2020): The leading organization representing B.C.’s non-government seniors’ care and retirement living operators — BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) — is lauding the announcement of a $1.6 billion pandemic preparedness plan led by the province’s Ministry of […]

Streamlined care aide enrollment process for nursing students, COVID-19 response

Recent policy changes to B.C.’s health care assistant registrar will make it easier for nursing students to find employment in British Columbia’s health care sector. These changes are part of the Ministry of Health’s efforts to source additional health care professionals as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Publicly announced on March 27th, […]

Strong interest for seniors’ care careers among Canadian newcomers

Newcomers to Canada had the opportunity to interact with seniors’ care providers and learn more about jobs in the sector at a career fair organized by the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) and BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) in Vancouver last Wednesday. ISSofBC, a local non-profit which receives funding from the federal government, is […]