In this interview with the on-line magazine Bulatlat, our friend from Montreal, Evelyn Calugay, shares her experiences when she decided to move to Canada as a nurse from the Philippines. She also shares her opinion about Canadian policies that are detrimental to foreign-trained nurses.
By JHONG DELA CRUZ
ALBERTA, Canada — The Philippines has been exporting nurses since the 1960s. Enticed by the promise of a brighter future for themselves and their families, Filipino nurses have since flocked to other countries in the thousands.
The pay may be higher where they end up, but they fall prey to exploitation, misleading integration programs and erroneous policy changes.
Such was the story of Evelyn Calugay, who went to Canada to escape the hard life in the Philippines. She shares her experiences and insights in this interview with Bulatlat.
More at: Filipino Nurses in Canada: In Search of a Better Life - Bulatlat