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Despite last year's record OINP nominations, Ontario still needs family doctors

Despite nominating a record number of healthcare workers through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) last year, Ontario is still in need of family doctors. The Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) reports an increase in unfilled family medicine residencies, with 108 out of 560 open spots. This shortage emerges despite the OINP nominating over 2,000 internationally educated healthcare workers for immigration to Canada. Roughly 12% of all OINP nominations were made to healthcare workers last year. Despite 2.3 million Ontarians lacking a family doctor, many medical graduates are not applying to family medicine due to the perceived stress and underfunding.

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