NS guarantees jobs for nursing graduates

November 1, 2021
The Government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will be guaranteeing jobs for all nursing graduates within the next five years, with plans to extend the offer into the future. The move aims to address the nursing shortage that Nova Scotia is experiencing. Premier Tim Houston has said that the decision takes effect immediately, and added that first-year nursing students will be offered jobs and information about available opportunities and educational programs. “Nova Scotia is probably never going to be the jurisdiction that has the highest pay,” said Houston. “If we can't pay them the best, then we can at least treat them the best.” CBC | The Star (NS)