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Canada Headed for Large Nursing Shortage

Source: Ashleigh Stewart Global News, January 7, 2022

While Canada’s nursing shortage pre-dates the pandemic, workers and experts say the past two years have exacerbated issues.

This month, Sonja Bernhard is giving up the full-time nursing career she’s held for 14 years.

The St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton nurse says chronic understaffing, limited resources, constant overtime and poor pay, fuelled by surging rates of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, led her to take a part-time role, which she’ll supplement with another job that pays $6 less per hour.

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