Manitoba New Democrats are promising to speed up the accreditation process for some internationally educated health professionals.
Leader Wab Kinew says if his party wins the Oct. 3 election, it would spend $1 million to create a new government office to help health-care professionals navigate registration.
He says his party would work with colleges and regulatory bodies to look at ways to cut down red tape for health-care professionals.
Kinew promised another $1 million in financial aid to be set aside for internationally trained workers who may need to take additional courses.
Staffing levels in health-care facilities continue to cause a strain across the system after the COVID-19 pandemic, with some advocacy groups saying doctor shortages in the province have reached an all-time high this year.
The Progressive Conservatives looked to bring in 300 internally educated workers to fill some of the vacancies.
Manitoba NDP promises to deliver health care, affordability
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