One of the largest and fastest growing employment fields in Canada is the healthcare sector, according to a recent report by The Toronto Star. The report claims healthcare jobs such as licensed practical nursing are considered to be "jobs of the future."
While the employment rate continues to grow across the country, although somewhat, the search for the right healthcare professionals for certain positions has become an increasingly difficult. Those who have past experience in a healthcare environment and are able to effectively communicate with staff are the ones that make it through the preliminary rounds of the application process, according to Geoff Bagg, the chief executive officer of the leading Toronto staffing agency, The Bagg Group.
With a growing aging population, the demand for quality healthcare steadily on the rise throughout Canada. The employment growth rate in the technical, professional and healthcare-related fields went up by six per cent in the past year, according to a report by Statistics Canada.
The job-seekers who have prior industry experience or training that includes practicum placements may be more likely to find employment as practical nurses at acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, public schools and more. Courses at Vancouver Career College such as the practical nursing program can help prepare students to enter the professional world of healthcare with confidence. Begin the enrollment process by filling out the form on the right.