QC invests $65M into recruiting, training foreign nurses

The Government of Quebec has announced that it will be investing $65M into recruiting and training around 1,000 nurses to work in regions most affected by the nursing shortage. QC will be recruiting individuals from francophone countries to work in seven regions: Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Baie James and the Outaouais. The candidates will attend cegep in these regions for nine to 12 months, with the cost of training covered by QC. Students will also receive a $500 weekly stipend during their training, and will be able to work up to 20 hours a week during their training. QC will provide the recruits with support as they transition to life in the province, and their spouses will be offered open work permits. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.