International doctors interested in moving to NS to visit province this summer

Officials with the province's Office of Immigration say they're encouraged by early results from a physician recruitment mission to London and Dublin in April.

Six doctors interested in moving to Nova Scotia will visit the province in June, with several more physicians visiting over the summer.  

The visits are a result of meetings held last week with doctors in London and Dublin. 

Staff from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Nova Scotia Health Authority and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, met with over 40 doctors in Dublin and London during two days of meetings.  

The team plans to attend more recruitment fairs in London this year to encourage new doctors to come to Nova Scotia through the new Physician Immigration Stream.

The provincial government recently received a lot of criticism when people found out Nova Scotia was the only province that didn’t send recruiters to a national meeting of rural doctors in St. John’s earlier this year.