Infographic: Immigration Matters to Canada’s health-care sector

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census

Immigrants make up 1 out of 4 health-care sector workers, including:

  • 36% of physicians
  • 23% of registered nurses
  • 37% of pharmacists

Immigrants in Canada’s health-care sector between 2011 and 2016:

  • less than 40% were employed in residential care facilities, nursing or home health-care services

Projected shortages in the health-care sector:

  • Almost 500,000 workers are 55+ with many retiring in the next decade.
  • Immigrants can help fill these important jobs.
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