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Well being-care recruiting is not simply in regards to the job. It is about promoting PEI

Recruiters working to carry health-care staff to PEI say the province has one thing to supply that no different jurisdiction can compete with: life on the Island itself.

“Proper now, the efforts underway are actually about demonstrating all the things that is fantastic about Prince Edward Island,” Rebecca Gill, PEI’s director of well being recruitment and retention, informed CBC Information: Compasss host Louise Martin on Tuesday.

“[It’s] making Prince Edward Island stand out from different jurisdictions, given how aggressive we’re seeing this labor market immediately [to be].”

All of Canada is going through an unprecedented scarcity of health-care staff, which suggests each province within the nation is combating for a similar restricted pool of staff.

Gill stated PEI’s compensation for health-care staff is according to what’s supplied in different jurisdictions, however that is not what attracts individuals right here.

“Our companions within the Division of Tourism have carried out such a beautiful job through the years of selling… Prince Edward Island. We do not have to try this,” Gill stated.

“What we’ve to do is make sure that whether or not or not it’s a doctor or a nurse or a member of the allied well being professions, they will see themselves residing and dealing right here. They perceive what the work alternative is however in addition they see themselves constructing a life right here with their household.”

‘We have had success’

The province launched into its first worldwide recruitment drive earlier this 12 months, strolling away with signed provides from 31 nurses after a job honest in Dubai.

Officers referred to as the mission a hit, and estimated the brand new nurses would start to reach on the Island by the tip of this 12 months.

“I’d say .. we’ll see extra of these occasions within the close to future,” Gill stated.

Rebecca Gill, acting director of Workforce Planning, Recruitment & Pharmaceutical Services
Rebecca Gill, PEI’s director of well being recruitment and retention, says it is about discovering candidates who’re an excellent match for the Island. (Jane Robertson/CBC)

“We’re working to develop a global recruitment technique proper now, working with companions to determine the place are the correct international locations… the place is the labor provide, primarily.”

Gill acknowledged that eradicating the pink tape to make it simpler to recruit new hires may make the Island a extra enticing place to work, however she believed PEI alone was sufficient.

“On the finish of the day, what we’ve to supply could be very enticing to individuals,” Gill stated.

“We have had success. We have had a number of very beautiful health-care professionals come to our Island, selecting Prince Edward Island over the previous couple of years.”

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