Many internationally trained doctors, nurses and other professionals feel frustrated when they first arrive in Canada and find out that they may not be able to work in their pre-landing occupations instantly. As an immigrant myself, I know that settling in a new country can be tough, and the path to attain career satisfaction is even tougher.
Most health occupations in Canada are regulated; this means that anyone who wishes to work as a nurse, physiotherapist, pharmacist or physician in Canada, for example, has to gain a licence to practise. No licence usually translates into no employment. But acquiring licensure can be a long and tedious process.
Read the full article for tips from student Afshan Basaria on how to succeessfully land employment in the healthcare sector.