Internationally Educated Health Care Professionals (IEHP)

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Ontario’s plan to use internationally-educated nurses will still leave some on the sidelines

Ontario’s plan to use internationally-educated nurses still leaves some on the sidelines due to the traditionally lengthy process for internationally-trained healthcare professionals to register and become licensed in Canada.

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Ontario to deploy internationally trained nurses to hospitals as COVID-19 ICU admissions continue to rise

Advocacy works! Health Minister Christine Elliott announces that Ontario will deploy internationally trained nurses to health-care settings strained by staffing shortages. Thousands of internationally trained medical doctors who meet Canadian standards have been sitting on the sidelines and we want to change this.

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Listen to NFAMC Executive Director Emily Kovacs on Newstalk 610 CKTB raise awareness on Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP's)

The NFAMC is raising awareness on Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP's) and advocating for their inclusion into the Canadian workplace.

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Internationally trained health-care professionals unable to help in COVID-19 fight. Here’s why

Canada is in its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with emergency and intensive care departments struggling to cope with the number of cases. Yet there continues to be an untapped resource in the fight against the pandemic: internationally educated health professionals (IEHP).

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Equal Chance

Give an #EqualChance to all doctors. Take action against the unfair barriers faced by internationally trained medical doctors in Canada. Request equity based changes in the pathway to practice medicine for these doctors by joining #EqualChance.

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Internationally Educated Health Professionals an Untapped Resource in Ontario

Ontario is home to thousands of skilled internationally educated nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals, many of whom are currently not employed or are underemployed in health care, despite being licensed to practice in the countries where they were trained.

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Internationally trained doctors forced to sit on the sidelines as Ontario battles pandemic’s third wave

Hospitals refuse to call on the thousands of internationally trained doctors in Canada.

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Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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