Workload Campaign

What is causing the shortages of health science professionals?


The shortages are largely the result of:

  • Too few health science professionals are being trained. There aren’t enough seats in training programs - especially outside of the lower mainland and other major urban centres.

  • Too many of those who are trained finding work out of province or moving into private practice because BC’s public health wages simply aren’t competitive.  

  • The increase in the acuity of care not being met with a comparable increase in staffing levels.   

  • The growing demand for public health care and community social services.