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Work in Canada : Filipino Nurses News – Latest & Hottest News about Pinoy Nurses Worldwide

DOLE Claimed That There is Still High Demand for Pinoy Nurses Worldwide Other Than US and UK

Quick to respond to the news and defend the nursing profession, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) springs hope to many as they claimed that the global demand for locally-trained Pinoy nurses still remains high especially in Western countries with an aging population.

Labor Secretary Marianito Roque further claimed that it is not the because of dwindling demand for nurses abroad that is the culprit but rather the lack of adequate and necessary experience of our Nurses that actually prevents many of them from finding overseas employment.

Roque admitted, however, that the US is indeed putting a cap on the entry of Filipino nurses but he said this should not prevent Filipinos from looking at other possible market abroad for capable nurses.

Roque has been in talks with the Saudi Arabian government lately and declared that the Saudis alone is in need of 10,000 nurses for their public hospitals and they are looking for Filipino nurses to fill in these vacancies. He said there is also a growing demand for Filipino nurses in Canada as well as Australia.

Earlier it is reported that according to Dr. Leah Samaco-Paquiz, president of the Philippine Nursing Association (PNA) , the demand for Filipino nurses had “plateaued” in the US since 2006 because of the “visa retrogression” there.

“In the US, the quota for visas has been filled up resulting in delayed processing of visas with current efforts focused on 2006 accepted applicants,” Paquiz said.

She added that “many licensed nurses are now underemployed or unemployed as a result of changes of policy in destination countries, the current situation of oversupply and quality problems, among others.

The Labor chief rebuked these claims of the PNA that an oversupply of Filipino nurses has resulted from the declining demand for nurses in the United States and United Kingdom and reiterated that the other countries of the world still demand and prefer the caring hands of Pinoy nurses.

I hope DOLE will be good in protecting the nurses interest at this point in time.




Overseas Jobs for Pinoy Nurses are Dwindling as Demand for Filipino Nurses Slows Down Abroad

The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) has announced that job opportunities for Filipino Nurses who wants to work abroad is getting slimmer by the day.

In a recent interview with PNA President Dr. Leah Samaco-Paquiz, such decline in demand for Filipino nurses is brought about by several factors which includes the changes in policy in destination countries, the oversupply situation and quality problems and doubts on Pinoy nurses.

The United States and United Kingdom are major destination for Filipino nurses in the past but these 2 countries are now closing their doors slowly to our nurses.  The US Visa retrogression and the UK Policy change on immigrants are to be blamed for this issue.  These countries will soon prefer to hire local nurses rather than recruit from overseas like the Philippines.

It’s a sad news for all nursing students out there who are still hopeful to leave the country as soon as they pass the local board and other series of tests in the nursing profession.  This would have a very debilitating impact on the local nursing profession very soon if these nurses can’t go anywhere then the where will these future nursing graduates work?




Are Middle East Countries Really Seeking 5000 Pinoy Nurses?

Last month, it was reported by the POEA that some Middle East countries have expressed their interest to hire our homegrown Filipino nurses.

The POEA has not clarified which countries in the Middle East are hiring but the report says that 5,000 nurses are needed in government hospitals.

The report has not been verified to have bear fruit as of this writing but this is a welcome news to all aspiring Nurses who wants to work abroad. However, Middle East not always the first choice of the Filipino nurses. Pinoy Nurses are known to always choose to work in North America or Europe if they have a chance.




Capital Health of Canada is Planning to Hire 500 More Nurses?

May 24, 2008 · Filed Under Work in Canada · 2 Comments 

Wanting to work as Pinoy Nurse in Canada? Here’s good news for you.

There is yet another opportunity for our Filipino Nurses to work in Canada as Capital Health, one of the leading healthcare institution in Canada with a growing workforce of more than 30,000 people, is rumored planning to increase their Nurses workforce by another 500.

The opening for nurses position has been openly posted on their website (but the 500 headcount requirement is not verifiable) at

The good news is that Capital Health is open to internationally-trained healthcare professionals like our Filipino doctors and nurses. Capital Health is based in Alberta Canada so all aspiring Nurses should register or secure a valid permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) and/or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta.

You may need to pay an initial application fee before starting the formal process of assessing your nursing qualifications. This fee is paid by you and not reimbursed by Capital Health.

Of course, there is requirement to be English-speaking and you need to pass English tests namely the TSE and TOEFEL, prior to getting a temporary permit.

We wish you good luck in your application to Canada!




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