The pandemic and front-line worker burnout have left the healthcare system in Canada in a state of crisis. Due to the current state of things, the healthcare system is Canada’s most complex growth sector.
According to the president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Canada is not in the best state to meet the aging population’s needs. Thus, an increase in the aging population will worsen healthcare and lead to catastrophic events. According to Become a Canadian, stakeholders in the sector are beginning to rise to resolve the current pressure on the healthcare system in Canada.
A Major Challenge of the Healthcare System in Canada and Way Out
The Canadian Medical Association President explained that many factors must be addressed to fix the country’s healthcare system. Out of the countless factors, human resources is said to be the major pain point. This is due to the many workers who are aging into retirement.
Since the main issue with the system is human resources, stabilizing the healthcare workforce is a vital step to take now. There is a need to train more people internally. At the same time, people within the system must be supported in their job responsibilities. Become a Canadian stated that immigrants who work in the healthcare system have a good opportunity to secure employment when they move to Canada.
Another Source of Stabilization to the System
International graduates are another source of stabilization to Canada’s healthcare system. With an emphasis on nursing, streamlining the process of moving nurses from other countries to Canada will help in no small measure.