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Dispelling the Filipino worker stereotype; They’re not just live-in caregivers. Most are nurses who want to live and work in Canada
Description: Liu Scholar Lawrence Santiago comments in a Vancouver Sun article on Filipino immigrants in Canada. Santiago says, despite the prevalent stereotype of the Filipino nanny pushing a baby carriage, only 12 per cent of Filipinos in Canada arrive via the Live-In Caregiver program. More Filipinos are coming to Canada to work as nurses, he says. “The boom of nursing colleges in the Philippines has become a major business opportunity for many private entrepreneurs and institutions. There is a huge strain on health care delivery in Philippine hospitals.”
Date: 15 June 2010
Author: Joanne Lee-Young
Source: Vancouver Sun, Tue June 15 2010, page A2
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