The SHA has extended conditional employment offers to 128 registered nurses and one continuing care aide following the provincial mission to the Philippines to recruit workers for the health sector.
“The SHA offers (are) to qualified and enthusiastic members of our future registered nurse workforce, many with relatives and friends who already belong to Saskatchewan’s growing Filipino community,” says health minister Paul Merriman who led the five-day trip to Manila.
The Saskatchewan delegation took part in bilateral meetings with Philippine government departments including Secretary Maria Susana V. Ople from the Department of Migrant Workers.
Merriman says they discussed supports for new recruits to make a successful transition into the workforce along with assistance and support for families settling in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic opened its Manila-office and Merriman participated in signing memoranda of understanding and partnership agreements with nine Philippine state universities.