Over the past days, newspapers and television newscasts have been reporting about prospective jobs in Canada for various kinds filipino workers in the fields of construction, information technology, and healthcare among others. On top on the list for professional workers in great demand are registered nurses.
Meanwhile, the Canadian Nurses Association is predicting a continued shortage of nurses in the near future thus necessitating the need to hire international/foreign nurses. This is a golden opportunity for the Philippines--being the world's biggest exporter of the best nurses. Since Canada is in dire need of nurses from the Philippines, perhaps now is the best time for the Philippine government to negotiate for some special agreement with Canada like mutual license recognition between the two countries (reciprocity) or licensure by endorsement, or a local CRNE testing center.
There's a popular idiomatic expression that goes, "Beggars can't be choosers" and in this case, I don't think the word 'beggar' refers to the Philippines.