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Sask recruiting health care workers in the Philippines

From Nov. 28, Saskatchewan health officials will lead a five-day mission in the Philippines to recruit health care staff.

Health minister Paul Merriman along with an SHA team will lead workshops and conduct on-site interviews in Manila with a view to attracting Filipino talent to the province.

“With a vibrant and growing Filipino-Canadian population, Saskatchewan has a strong and meaningful relationship with the Philippines. With the cooperation and support of the Consul General of the Philippines to Canada, Mr. Zaldy Patron, this mission will allow us to engage directly with Filipino health care workers and attract them to the province,” says Merriman.

The province has previously signalled it will be recruiting hundreds of new health care workers from abroad. The Manila mission will be to secure qualified health care workers including registered nurses, continuing care assistants and other high priority professions, officials say.

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More details on the province’s health human resources plan can be found on the government’s website.

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