Doctor shortage to increase by 2015: study

Increase number of domestically trained docs urges the Fraser Institute
||Last Updated: 10/05/2006

To help the northern territory combat the nation-wide doctor shortage, the Yukon recruited two new doctors this summer thanks to a program designed to fast-track the immigration of skilled professionals.

"The Yukon Nominee Program was developed by the government to fill labour market shortages that cannot be reasonably met through local training or recruitment," said Yukon Minister of Health and Social Services Brad Cathers.

Under the nominee program, a committee, comprised of Yukon government and industry representatives, reviews immigration applications from skilled workers. If the committee approves an application, the applicant is then recommended for an expedited immigration process.