Nova Scotia Welcomes Kenyan Refugees to Work in Healthcare

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More than 100 refugees have recently received job offers as healthcare workers in Nova Scotia. This opportunity is through a new federal program known as the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot. 

One of the beneficiaries of this program is Patricia Kamssor, a Kenyan refugee. This invited refugee has also been a worker in a Kakuma refugee camp clinic for the past nine years. Kamssor is responsible for treating infections, cleaning and dressing wounds, giving injections, etc.

Become A Canadian reported that Kamssor had been invited to Canada to work in a nursing home on Nova Scotia’s south shore. 

Another Refugee Invited to Work as a Healthcare Professional in Canada

Abdifatah Sabriye is another refugee in the Kakuma camp who has been invited to work in Canada. 

Sabriye said he was motivated to become a healthcare worker when his father’s family and elder brother were killed due to not receiving emergency medical care during Somalia’s civil war. He fled from Somalia to Kakuma camp with his mother and four siblings 14 years ago. 

Since 2018, Sabriye has been working as a medical assistant. Fortunately for him, he was accepted into Canada’s program in February 2021. 

Become A Canadian stated that since then, Sabriye has been working his way through the various phases of the program.

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) Program

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot Program is the pathway by which refugees secure roles as healthcare professionals in Canada. This pathway helps Canada in filling its vacant healthcare jobs. At the same time, it helps interested displaced people in refugee camps to move to Canada.