Ethical recruitment and integration of internationally educated health professionals in Canada
In this paper, we examine the ethical recruitment and integration of IEHPs, drawing upon the case study of Canada. We focus specifically on the recruitment and integration of international medical graduates (IMGs) and internationally educated registered nurses (IENs). As noted in a companion contextual report,iii the role of IEHPs has been intricately connected with human resources for health (HRH) policy in Canada. During periods of perceived shortages, there has been recruitment of IEHPs, and those already in the country are more readily integrated. Historically, Canada has relied heavily on IEHPs to help solve shortages in rural and remote underserviced areas and in urban subspecialties.iv v vi Canadians have benefited from this flow in terms of greater health care access and reduced public costs of health professional training.
Bourgeault I L, Baumann A
13th International Health Workforce Collaborative 2011