BC announces new funding to boost health-care workforce

The Government of British Columbia has announced a $155.7M investment to boost the health-care workforce through worker recruitment, retention, and training. The province will invest $60M of this into three organizations that will deliver supports for professional development, mental health, and wellness. $7.5M will be invested in training initiatives, including tuition credits, bursaries that will offset licensing exam fees for new graduates, and new employer-sponsored earn-and-learn opportunities. BC is also investing up to $15M over three years into retention and career development for allied health workers through efforts such as clinical mentorship and transition-to-practice support for new allied health workers.

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