Staffing shortages in Nova Scotia’s healthcare care system have become a full-fledged crisis. In particular, the need for continuing care assistants is urgent.
Several recruitment strategies have been put in motion, including immigration streams to entice foreign healthcare workers and refugees already living in the province into these positions.
This paper critically examines the province's recruitment plans and the growing reliance on newcomers to address staff shortages.
The right approach has the potential to transform Nova Scotia’s continuing care systems for the better.