As demand for nurses rises, New Brunswick has developed an immigration strategy that will help newcomers with nursing backgrounds.
The strategy would reduce registration barriers and difficulties in recruiting foreign nurses from countries that have similar professional standards. Other measures include encouraging students to enter the nursing profession by offering co-op opportunities to high school students and promoting post-secondary nursing courses.
Financial incentives are also under consideration for those who sign a contract to work for three years in a rural setting.
An estimated 4,376 nursing jobs will open in the province over the next ten years, since a significant percentage of the workforce is due to retire.