The pandemic has been going on for more than 1 year and it is greatly affecting the labor market in multiple ways. The Healthcare section has been on a rollercoaster. Since the pandemic started, healthcare worker has become a very demanding job in terms of quality and quantity. The current labor market is seeing 141,700 job openings in Health Care and Social Assistance; which is 16.5 percent of total job openings.
Immigration is playing a key role in Canada’s healthcare system. Data from December 2020 showed that immigrants comprised 42.8 percent of nurse aides, orderlies, and patient services in Canada. This number will grow as part of the government’s outlook of inviting more skilled immigrants in the future.
Some of the most appearing activities in healthcare are vaccine administration, testing administration, hospital treatment, and disease control and prevention. These activities are of utmost importance during the pandemic era. Other job positions include ambulatory health care services, hospitals, nursing, and residential care facilities, and social assistance.
All the job positions related to the Health Care and Social Assistance sector require applicants to have a degree-level background.
Some Health Care courses in BC Public Colleges.
VCC – Vancouver Community College
Vancouver Community College (VCC) is a high-quality Canadian public college and is located in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is one of the largest and oldest government-approved public colleges in Canada.
Dental Technology Science Program
Learn emerging technologies used in orthodontic appliances, dental restorative prostheses or implant-supported restorations.
Learn more about the Dental Technology Science Program
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, KPU for short, provides a wide range of business, art, and design courses, is student-oriented, taught in small classes, and provides sufficient opportunities for interaction.
The program is designed to provide international students with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to work as caregivers in many types of healthcare environments.
Learn more about the Healthcare Assistant Program
Thompson River University
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a public university established in 1970 and is located in Kamloops, 300 kilometers away from Vancouver. It has more than 13,000 students and international students from 85 countries.
This Program teaches you the skills to support older adults in assisted living, home support or acute living.
Learn more about the Healthcare Assistant Certificate Program
Capilano University (CapU for short) is a public university with excellent teaching quality in British Columbia, Canada.
This program consists of a combination of theory, practical lab courses and clinical practicums in real-world health care scenarios.
Learn more about their Healthcare Assistant Certificate Program
Source: Statistics Canada