Why is Canada the best option for Indian Nurses?

Posted by Colin Butler on May 28th, 2019

Canada is widely regarded as a land of opportunities. It boasts the highest number of foreign students in the world and has become one of the most preferred locations for many people to move to in recent times. The Canadian healthcare system is often regarded as one of the best in the world but at present, the country is facing a shortage of 60,000 nurses. If this gap is not filled soon, there will be a lack in the country’s healthcare which could possibly get worse in the future. So, if you’re an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) in India planning to study nursing in Canada, then now is the right time to apply. Here are some reasons which make Canada the best option for Indian nurses:

  1. No language barrier   

Unlike some countries where English is not recognized as an important foreign language, it is widely spoken all over India. In the present times, English has become the universal language of business in India and this is a big advantage for all Indian nurses planning to study nursing in Canada. Since communication is an important aspect if you're planning to study nursing abroad and one should be fluent in the language spoken in the host country, foreign nurses from India find it relatively easier to adjust to Canada’s way of living.

  1. Multicultural

Canada is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Different ethnicities comprise the country’s culture and people from all walks of life live in harmony, promoting cross-culturalism. In some respects, there is a similarity in the Canadian and Indian culture as India, too is a land of many beliefs and religions. Both being democratic countries where there is emphasis on unity and respecting everyone’s culture, it is easy for Indian nurses to adapt to Canada. 

  1. Remunerations

Nursing is the second most sought after profession in Canada, only after teaching. Apart from being a job that is held in high regard because of its attributes, it is also one of the highest paying jobs in Canada. Remunerations are on the higher side and because there is a shortage of nurses in the country, the job is in high demand at present. The pay starts at 29 CAD per hour and goes as high as 53 CAD per hour based on experience. Since monetary gains are handsome, it is a big reason for nurses to study nursing in Canada and practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) thereafter.

  1. Ageing population of nurses

One of the biggest reasons behind the acute shortage of nurses in Canada is the ageing population of the nurses who are currently employed in the country. The current nursing workforce in Canada comprises nurses who are on the older side and with a rapid increase in the older population in Canada, the healthcare workforce is overburdened which has led to shortage of nurses. In order to fill this gap, Canada is accepting applications from Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) from all over the globe. So, if you’re a foreign nurse from India planning to study nursing in Canada, you can bridge this gap and make a difference to the Canadian healthcare system.

Nurses are considered as the pillars of strength in any healthcare setting and if you get an opportunity to study nursing in Canada, then you should not miss it. Beine one of the most developed countries of the world and offering a vast pool of opportunities for everyone, Canada is the best option for Indian nurses.

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