Thursday, September 27, 2007

Alberta tops B.C. as chief destination for health care workers

Heath care workers in Canada are people on the move, according to a new study that shows they are generally more mobile than the rest of the country’s workforce.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information tracked the movement of health care professionals within and between provinces over a 15-year period and published the results in a report released Thursday.

The study showed that Alberta attracted more health care workers than any other province between 1996 and 2001, surging ahead of British Columbia as the number one destination for the first time in a decade.

Alberta had the largest growth of any province in its health care workforce during the period studied, expanding it by four per cent. ...more

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