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Saskatchewan eyes PH nurses

April 12, 2022 Cristina Lee-Pisco 561 views

SASKATCHEWAN is planning to recruit nurses from the Philippines through a possible government to government arrangement.

This was learned when Philippine Consul General to Calgary Zaldy Patron made an official visit to Regina recently where he met with Saskatchewan’s Minister of Immigration and Career Training Jeremy Harrison and Minister of Advanced Education Gene Makowsky.

Patron and Minister Harrison discussed the plan of Saskatchewan to recruit Filipino nurses from the Philippines.

The Consul General also witnessed Makowsky countersigning the MOU on Cooperation on Higher Education that Chairperson Prospero De Vera III of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines signed on 3 February 2022 during a virtual signing ceremony organized by CHED, Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, and the Embassy of Canada in Manila. It was the first MOU that CHED signed with a province in Canada.

Further, Patron briefed the two Ministers about the progress of the ongoing advocacy of the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary for an easier recognition of credentials of the Filipino registered nurses who are now residing in Saskatchewan.