16 Mar Nova Scotia Meeting with Doctors Abroad
Health officials from Nova Scotia are heading back to the United Kingdom to recruit more doctors to the province.
Dr. Jeremy Hillyard, medical site lead for St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish and Keri McAdoo, deputy registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia will conduct meetings with doctors from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Alongside staff from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Nova Scotia Health Authority and Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons, our representatives will discuss immigration and employment opportunities with potential recruits.
“We are really excited about the high level of interest shown from international doctors,” said Dr. Hillyard. “I’m looking forward to meeting with these candidates one-on-one. It can be daunting to consider a new job and country, I hope the one-on-one meetings and sharing my personal experience can help with that. Being able to offer a streamlined immigration path is key to attraction.”
Thousands of Nova Scotians already accepted as patients by immigrant doctors, reducing wait list.
“Recruiting doctors to the province helps more Nova Scotians access important health-care services,” said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. “I am very pleased that since launching the Physician Immigration Stream last February, 25 doctors have been recruited to live and work in Nova Scotia.”
These include 20 family doctors and five specialists who are now working, or will be working, in communities across the Nova Scotia. Five of those doctors are from the U.K. now helping Nova Scotian patients after moving to Dartmouth. So far, they have accepted thousands of patients from the wait list.
More information on the Office of Immigration can be found at, novascotiaimmigration.com