Sask. woos nurses from Alberta

Health minister wants to convince former residents to come back home
||Last Updated: 02/18/2009

To meet its recruitment goal of hiring 800 new nurses in the next four years, Saskatchewan is turning to its western neighbour.

Don McMorris, the province's health minister, showed up at the Health Careers Interaction job fair in Calgary recently to woo future grads, especially former residents, to Saskatchewan.

After years of sitting back and watching residents leave the province for Alberta's booming economy, McMorris said it's time for Saskatchewan to start getting aggressive about selling the province to former and prospective residents.