Tag: IENs

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 […]

Terry Lake on Canada’s nursing shortage: “We need lots. And we need them now.”

A national dialogue is needed on addressing barriers that prevent qualified nurses to work in Canada Today’s news in Canada is rife with reports of a healthcare system under strain, with workers bearing the brunt of heavy workloads made worse by the pandemic. To top it off, our country is staring at a frightening demographic […]

IENs prioritized in Ontario — will B.C. do the same?

BCCPA advocacy on internationally educated nurse immigration pathways referenced in Vancouver Sun column The earth moved this week after an announcement by the Ontario provincial government that they would fast track the deployment of internationally educated nurses (IENs) into hospitals and long-term care homes as a measure to address labour shortages and staff burnout. In […]

Barriers for internationally educated nurses portrayed in new BCCPA video

World Premiere! BCCPA launches video to promote improved IEN pathways At the start of today’s Care to Chat online dialogue on the barriers and opportunities faced by internationally educated nurses (IENs) in Canada, BCCPA launched it’s latest video production titled “Fixing Canada’s complicated pathway for internationally trained nurses” — now available on BCCPA’s YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. The […]