1. Your community needs you. Shortages of health care providers continue to be an issue, particularly in rural and northern areas of Canada, including many First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
  2. First Nations, Inuit and Métis people are under-represented in all areas of the health care work force.
  3. First Nations, Inuit and Métis people suffer from poorer health compared with the general Canadian population.
  4. Jobs in the health industry will most likely be available in nearly all areas of Canada and abroad in the foreseeable future.
  5. A career in the health sciences can help you fulfill your dreams, whether they involve finding a cure for diabetes, helping people recover from depression or eradicating tuberculosis from the world.
  6. Health care workers in Canada are very well paid, and have the added benefits of medical, dental and extended health benefits as well as a great pension plan.
  7. There are many professions within health care that don’t have direct contact with the patient or the public but rather focus on equipment, technology and diagnostic testing instead. How about becoming a Biomedical Engineer, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Health Information Management Specialist, or Central Processing Supply Attendant?
  8. You can work in health care and never come near blood. Occupational therapist, social worker, speech language pathologist, ultrasonographer, and rehabilitation assistant are just few of the many professions that can truly make a difference!
  9. Canadian health care workers are among the best trained in the world and as such can generally work anywhere in North America and most countries in the world. Canadian health care workers often travel to disaster zones or communities overseas where help is needed. Like flying? Nurses and medics can work in medical air transport of patients. If you’re more down to earth, consider becoming an ambulance attendant and emergency nurse, as every day holds something new.
  10. Gaining an education is the first step to attaining a health career. The skills and training you receive in health care are transferable skills which can take you in so many directions in health or other professions. Knowing you have skills to assist people is exceptionally rewarding for most people.

What are you waiting for!... so much opportunity awaits you! For more information, contact the Manager – Recruitment and Indigenous Employment at 204-822-2647 or email.