Canada Needs Healthcare Professionals – Healthcare Jobs in Canada
As with most developed nations, Canada’s population is growing and aging at a steady pace, indicating increasing need for healthcare services and employees. At the same time, the number of employment-ready adults entering the industry is decreasing, even while existing workers continue to retire. Healthcare jobs in Canada are opening up to those who are willing to make a steady living from helping others.
Compared with jobs in all other industries
The expected growth is 3 percent between 2015 and 2020 — healthcare jobs will likely increase by 13 percent by 2020, according to Huffing-ton Post. Canadian Business predicts growth rates of approximately 15 to 20 percent over the next five years for healthcare jobs in Canada that range from managers to occupational therapists and registered nurses. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada estimate that, from 2014 to 2021, the nation will see over 160,000 openings for registered nurses and nurse supervisors, of which only 120,000 or so will be filled. There is the same lack of applicants for healthcare managers and various medical technicians and assistants (with the exception of dental assistants).