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4 Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Career in Canada

Posted by: Gavin Au-Yeung Date: April 27, 2021 Category: Blog

Healthcare workers are an essential part of the Canadian workforce. The healthcare talent in Canada continues to increase as more internationally trained healthcare professionals move to the country. Pursuing a healthcare career in Canada has plenty of benefits both for personal development and career growth. Continue reading to learn more!

1. An in-demand career

Increasing demand for healthcare workers will continue in Canada thanks to an aging population, increased retirement rates, and new job prospects. Furthermore, the increased retirement rate aligns with Canada’s aging population. In fact, we can expect seniors who are 65 years or older to account for 23 per cent of Canada’s population by the year 2030. This is a stark contrast to 2014, when seniors accounted for only 15.6 per cent of the population. Healthcare workers will need to step up in a big way in order to accommodate an increasingly aging population. Demand for healthcare workers will continue to rise in the future. A career in healthcare will definitely provide great job prospects and stability.

Related blog: 5 Healthcare Occupations in Demand

2. A wide range of opportunities

We often think about the more well-known healthcare occupations, such as doctors, nurses, and dentists. In reality, having professional healthcare experience prepares you for a wide range of alternative careers in the sector. As demand grows, many new services will become increasingly common. For example, with Canada’s aging population, we can expect to see more opportunities for care workers who tend to seniors.

Related blog: Alternative Jobs in Healthcare

3. A career with good mobility

Regardless of where you are in Canada, healthcare skills are in demand across the nation. In other words, trained healthcare professionals will be appreciated in every province. As internationally trained newcomers, the skills you possess are vital for Canada’s success. It is best practice to consult local regulatory bodies before making any moves within the country.

4. A Meaningful Career

Perhaps the most important reason why anyone would pursue a career in healthcare is because of the meaningful work being done. Healthcare workers make a positive impact on the lives of the people they treat. Working in a meaningful career can also be beneficial for your mental health. Studies have shown that individuals who find their work meaningful also report higher job satisfaction. As a healthcare worker in Canada, you will be a part of Canada’s publicly funded healthcare system which supports the lives of all Canadians. Now that’s what we call making a difference!

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