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Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

8: Decent work and economic growth

Sustained and inclusive economic growth can create decent jobs for all. Find out how a McMaster health sciences researcher is driving progress on SDG 8.  

Andrea Baumann, Associate Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

Creating health care jobs for Canadian newcomers 

Andrea Baumann believes it’s critical to have a health workforce that reflects the diversity of Ontario’s patient populationThe director of McMaster University’s PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre in Primary Care Nursing and Health Human Resources says Canadian newcomer nurses bring valuable experience and skills to the table, but often face unique barriers to securing employment.  

Baumann and her research team are working change that, with an employment strategy designed to help internationally educated nurses (IENs) get into the Canadian job market faster. 

Baumann’s work directly targets SDG 8 by supporting Canadian newcomers’ employability, increasing employment of IENs, and removing roadblocks to enable them to participate fully in their new country. 


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