Workforce Development Centre: Health
Health Sector: The Current Scope
Frontline healthcare providers have become the superheroes of our time, and deservedly so. They have made tremendous personal sacrifices to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We celebrate them!
However, due to the many risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, the industry has experienced a decline in the number of healthcare workers. With new protocols in place, hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario are looking for help. Due to the challenging nature of delivering patient care with PPE and added safety protocols, it is important to get more employees onboard. Industry projections indicate that by 2030, the global demand for health workers will rise to 80 million, with a skills shortage of 18 million worldwide!
In anticipation of this need, The Career Foundation seeks to support employers to increase awareness and access to jobs in the health sector through recruitment, mentoring, and employment placements.
Click through the links below to access relevant information about the Health Sector.
Employer Partners & Sector Experts
The Career Foundation has partnered with dozens of employers in the health sector – many of which are hiring now! To learn more about current career opportunities, connect with one of our Sector Experts today or browse our job vacancies on the Digital Job Centre!
Rebecca PhinnemoreEmployer Services Consultant, Health Sector
Rebecca has built her career working in a variety of sectors and with many diverse stakeholder groups. She has worked in the market research industry as a project manager, supporting clients from many different industries including consumer goods, finance, and healthcare. She has also supported newcomers, employers, and healthcare staff in the not-for-profit sector while managing a hospital volunteer program.
Rebecca’s experience with the hospital volunteer program inspired her passion for the healthcare sector. She brings an element of compassion and curiosity to her work and enjoys asking insightful questions to uncover and understand the needs of each client.
Health Sector Initiatives
Future at Work Podcast & Webinar Series
The Career Foundation’s Future@Work Podcast and Webinar Series focuses on new and emerging trends occurring across high-growth industries, including the health sector. We also highlight dynamic workforce development solutions that tackle talent needs and mismatches, and share career insights that truly develop human potential.
Personal Support Worker Training Program / SkillsAdvance Ontario (SAO)
The Career Foundation has partnered with triOS College and a consortium of Healthcare Employers to support job seekers—especially those who have been laid off due to COVID-19—with reskilling for the healthcare sector as Personal Support Workers. This no-cost training program will provide participants with industry training that prepares them to work in community or long-term care settings and build career pathways in the healthcare sector. Learn more and register for the PSW Program here.
ConnexHealth Inc. has partnered with The Career Foundation to increase access to community health with the use of technology. Through their secured online portal, ConnexMatch.ca, they enable healthcare professionals to connect directly with healthcare users and provide the opportunity to request service, arrange appointment schedules and set rates with complete flexibility.
The Newcomer Advantage Program
The Newcomer Advantage Program is The Career Foundation’s response to the ongoing employment challenges that newcomers face today. We are pleased to host this platform for newcomers so they can hear directly from industry leaders, network with professionals, and access sector-specific mentoring opportunities that will equip them to enter their fields and advance in their careers.
Upcoming Industry Events:
Scroll through the stream below for upcoming sector events. To register for an event or to view more details, click the event image.
Industry Reports & Resources
The Career Foundation’s Workforce Development Centre provides labour market information, sector trends and initiatives, and workforce development planning opportunities to address labour market needs for our communities. See below for recent Health Sector news and reports.
2021 Global Health Care Outlook
Report by: Deloitte Canada
This report closely examines six main issues driving change in the health care sector. It also covers how stakeholders will be able to analyze, understand, and respond to these issues as well as how it will shape their ability to navigate from recovering to thriving in the post-pandemic “new normal.”
The Future of Technology in Health and Health Care: A Primer
Report by: Canadian Medical Association
Over the last century, the medical sciences field has made major efforts to incorporate technology and advance how procedures are done. This article explains in three major ways how technological integration has played a major role in the modernization in many areas including virtual care, big health data, and technological advancements.
Work and Wellbeing Survey Results (2021)
Report by: RNAO
Learn more about how the nursing community has been feeling since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article takes a Work and Wellbeing survey from many registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students. Results have helped RNAO understand the state of how nurses are managing work, life and the intersection of the two during these difficult times.
Learn About Top Sectors in Ontario
Click through the sectors below to access sector-based information, including industry events, training initiatives, labour market news, and top industry employers.