Medical and Nursing Jobs

Is there a demand for nurses and other health care workers in Canada?

Yes! In Canada, there is a high demand for qualified people to fill various positions in the healthcare industry. Increasingly medical and healthcare services in Canada are the responsibility of the provincial and territorial governments. The Canadian government has identified the following occupations as being in high demand for professionals with experience.

Vancouver Career College Practical Nursing Program:

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Mary Nicholls Vancouver Career College lab coordinator I am the lab coordinator in the practical nursing program. I have been here since 2007 and I have been in this role since 2008.

I have been practicing Licensed Practical Nurse for thirty eight years and I still currently practice at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Nursing and Health Facts As of 2013, there is a demand in British Columbia for 18400 more health workers. The BC Labor Market predicts that nursing employment will continue to grow in the coming years. Mary Nicholls Vancouver Career College lab coordinator I feel that our students are very prepared and it shows with the last three national licensing exams. We achieved a hundred percent pass rate; so, it makes us here at Vancouver Career College very happy. We know that we have prepared them to not only pass the national exams, but be out there practicing safely.

Nursing and Health Facts According to Work BC, it is projected that 56% of Licensed Practical Nursing job openings will be from retirements and 44% will be from expansion. Nurses play a pivotal role in the quality of our healthcare. The Licensed Practical Nursing field is expected to grow approximately 2.3 — 2.8% by 2020 Ariana Vancouver Career College graduate You are like a family here when you come to Vancouver Career College.

Right from the moment I came and talked about the program Vancouver Career College staff and faculty offered me everything — all the information I needed and they showed me around the school. I felt really welcomed and that was a huge deciding factor for me. Nursing and Health Facts The average age of nurses is 43.4 years of age (Source: Canadian Institute of Health Information) The nursing workforce is aging. As people in this field grow older, employers will be looking for younger nurses to take their place. Megan Vancouver Career College student I always wanted to be a nurse. It has always been a dream of mine.

When I contacted Vancouver Career College it was very easy to enroll. I have been graduated for eleven years from high school, but it was very easy to transition and to come to college. Nursing and Health Facts In a Statistics Canada census, 51% of Licensed Practical Nurses work in hospitals, 37% in nursing homes, and only a small percentage work in local health centres. These areas indicate where employers will be looking to hire new nurses in the coming years. Sabita Vancouver Career College instructor The most rewarding part of my job is to have the Vancouver Career College students succeed.

Here at the college we provide the one on one training with the students as well; so, I am always with the students and I am able to watch each and every student work through every skill set.

Also, at the Vancouver Career College we have small class sizes where the students can benefit from the program. Join the conversation by following us online! 

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