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Canada attracts more and more internationally educated healthcare professionals

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan had the highest percentage of internationally educated healthcare professionals (IEHPs) working in their fields in 2021, with 74%, 68%, and 67%, respectively. Ontario had attracted the most significant number of IEHPs, with 116,310 residing there in 2021. IEHPs were most likely to be nurses, with one-third studying nursing. The fields of study varied by province, with Prince Edward Island having the highest percentage of IEHPs studying nursing at 53%, Newfoundland and Labrador having 30% trained to be physicians, and Ontario having the highest proportion of IEHPs studying dentistry at 10% or pharmacy at 9%.




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