Webinar: "Filipino Nurses Experiences Living & Working in Rural Manitoba: The Key of Policy in Supporting Integration”

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The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free online webinar titled, "Filipino Nurses Experiences Living & Working in Rural Manitoba: The Key of Policy in Supporting Integration​” on February 23, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT. The webinar will feature Catherine Baxter of Brandon University. A brief description of the webinar is listed below: 

In 2008, the Province of Manitoba was experiencing a significant shortage in nursing labour. To overcome the regional nursing shortage the Manitoba Government, in partnership with four Regional Health Authorities (Brandon, Assiniboine, Parklands and Central) carried out an active overseas recruitment campaign in the Philippines. In the fall of 2008, a delegation, with representatives from the Manitoba Government, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and each of the four Regional Health Authorities travelled to the Philippines. In total, 131 conditional job offers were extended to Filipino RNs, and, of these, 123 were accepted. By December of 2009, a total of 120 nurses had arrived in Manitoba, with nurses settling in each of the four regional health authorities. A decade has passed since the Philippine nurse recruitment campaign was carried out in Manitoba and many of nurses recruited during this campaign continue to live and work in rural Manitoba. Research: The purpose of this study was to explore, through narrative analysis, how nurses recruited to Manitoba tell of their experiences living and working in rural Manitoba over the past ten years. Through a series of semi-structured qualitative interviews, six participants told their story, which began in the Philippines and spanned to the present day. This presentation will highlight the research findings and explore the implications for policy development in education, workforce integration and immigration.

The webinar is free to attend, however, registration is required. The School of Environmental Design and Rural Planning is a collaborator in the Rural Policy Learning Commons.

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