Internationally educated health care professionals in Canada: Sociodemographic characteristics and occupational distribution

Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202300800004

Description: Labour shortages in health care professions have become a pressing issue across many Canadian jurisdictions and were especially exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address these shortages, federal, provincial and territorial governments have implemented measures to facilitate the entry of skilled immigrants with health care qualifications into their respective professions, among other government actions to strengthen the health workforce. However, comprehensive data on the numbers, sociodemographic characteristics and labour market outcomes of internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) remain scarce. This article provides estimates of the number of IEHPs in Canada based on 2021 Census data.
Issue Number: 2023008
Author(s): Frank, Kristyn; Park, Jungwee; St-Cyr, Patrick; Weston, Susan; Hou, Feng
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