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La santé mondiale entre racket et bien public-Partie I

comparing the user-friendliness of Canada's healthcare system with those of 29 European countries.

The results were startling, especially for Canadians who have been led to believe that our health care system is the best in the world. Canada ranked 23rd out of 30, only outperforming a handful of eastern European states with developing economies, such as Slovakia, Romania, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria and Latvia." 

One of the main reasons for this is lack of doctors and other skilled medical professionals.
Still they are invited to come to Canada because every one knows that there is a doctor shortage.

According to a recent publication by Fraser Institute: 

"Canada is in the midst of a physician shortage. Because of insufficient training in Canada, Canada's physician shortage will grow more acute in the coming years without an influx of foreign trained physicians". -Canada's doctor shortage will only worsen in the coming decade. Fraser Institute. March 20, 2011. Retrieved from:


 The department of Immigration is busy defining the nature of skill shortage. Every year there are initiatives taken by the Government, Immigration ministry and other relevant authorities to tackle the problem of skill shortage. Honourable Immigration Minister himself most of the year remains busy talking to different groups trying to solve this problem and trying to find its solutions. There are many Canadians who believe that nobody is giving any time to think or plan how to utilize the skilled people after they come to Canada.

Jeffrey G. Reitz , the R.F. Harney Professor of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies at the University of Toronto, in his essay titled: "Taxi Driver Syndrome. Behind-the-scenes immigration changes are creating new problems on top of old ones", wrote: "Are immigrant professionals still driving taxis? 

The answer is yes.

They are also mopping floors, bagging groceries, guarding office buildings, delivering pizzas, waiting tables and working at call centres. Once in Canada, many skilled immigrants, particularly those with Indian, Caribbean, Chinese or Arab backgrounds, wind up in occupations far below their educational levels—despite having been selected for high levels of training and experience in professions such as health care, engineering and education. The problem is known as "brain waste" and some economists estimate its cost to Canada as totalling at least $3 billion a year, not to mention the ruined dreams suffered by the immigrants themselves. "


 After coming to Canada I have attended many workshops and programs organized by different immigrant serving organizations which were funded by the Government of Canada and the Ministry of Immigration. Though the programs were organized to help the doctors and other skilled health professionals to allow them to enter into their own profession, I was surprised to observe that one of the main motives behind these activities were to let the doctors know that they will never be able to get a license as a doctor in Canada and so it will be better for them if they leave their dream behind and try to join the health care system as personal support workers or nursing assistants. I have heard doctors saying that when they told the organizers that they had enough experience and skills and they wanted to apply there skills for the service of the people of Canada and that was the reason why they came to Canada, they were totally discouraged and every body made fun of them.

There are many people in Canada who think that immigration has become a very profitable business for many people. New immigrants are weak and vulnerable and they want to believe everything they are told. They also have great respect for everything that is Canadian and is in Canada. There are self serving groups who are busy trying to utilize this opportunity to exploit them. People are frustrated to see how these hard working skilled people are systematically betrayed and how there skills are gradually destroyed and wasted due to complete apathy and inertia and total lack of planning from the establishment.

There were many news stories about foreign trained doctors and their struggle for survival. Many news stories and editorials were published showing concerns regarding failure to integrate foreign trained doctors in Canada's medical system. 



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