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The Recruitment of International Health Care Personal: Comparing Conditions and Realities in Germany and Canada

March 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Both Germany and Canada confront similar challenges in terms of skilled worker shortages and marked regional differences in the way migration and credential assessments are processed.  The Canadian model has been seen as one of the most innovative approaches to immigration worldwide. But is this still adequate? What can we learn by comparing two advanced migration socities? We compare the situation in Germany and Canada by concentrating on the integration of immigrant health care workers. The webinar sheds light on the existing regulations and realities that have evolved in Germany and Canada for this occupational group. We will highlight differences and similarities concerning the organisation of international health care worker migration and credential assessment,  and focus on the experiences of immigrant health care workers as they engage with formal immigration and entry to practice regulations . A focus is on the way fair migration policy is handled in theory and practice in the two countries will frame our conversation.


  • David Kipp, SWP Berlin/ German Institute for International and Security Affairs – Germany
  • Dr. Maria Kontos, IFS, University of Frankfurt/Main – Germany
  • Prof. Ivy Bourgeault, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Dr. Caroline Chamberland-Rowe, Nova Scotia Health, Canada
  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Felicitas Hillmann (nups)/Prof. Dr. Margaret Walton Roberts (Laurier)

This event is co-sponsored by the Migration, Mobilities and Social Politics Research Cluster and the Technische Universtat Berlin.

Registration is not required. Join the Zoom link on March 27, 2023 at 14.00 CEST/Berlin time (8.00 EDT/Waterloo time)

Please find the zoom-link here: https://www.tu.berlin/isr/nups/ueber-uns/aktuelles


March 27, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON Canada
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