A hospital administrator is a job waiting to happen for a couple of thousand people in Winnipeg.
It’s a good time to be a nurse or medical technician, a nurse practitioner or a family practitioner.
And it’s a great time to become a pharmacy technician.
But the job is just getting started.
The jobs are being posted to fill a shortage that has been on the rise for years, said Lori Pritchard, a spokeswoman for Health Canada.
She says that while the shortage is not a new problem, it is now on the radar of the government.
“We’ve seen that it is getting worse, not better.
There is nothing in the system to lose by trying to get in the job market.
The system is just not ready to support this kind of workload,” Pritchards told CBC News.
Pritchard says the job postings are being done at the request of the province, which wants to make sure that people are prepared to accept the challenge.
“So they are making sure that the system is ready to accept that kind of change,” she said.
She said the province has also launched a job search tool, called Sam’s CareerBuilder, which allows job seekers to search for and find jobs.
The tool allows employers to hire qualified individuals for jobs at a range of positions, including pharmacy technicians, administrative assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and physicians.
A person who applies for a job through Sam’s can find out more about the position and the job opportunities available.
Pritz said there is no shortage of positions in pharmacies and that the ministry is not looking to hire people who are already working.
She said that the number of positions available has remained steady.
“It’s a healthy job market,” she told CBC.
“I think the public is aware of the need for jobs in pharmacies.
There are a lot of people out there who are looking for a good job.”
Pritchard said the job openings in pharmacies are mostly temporary, which is good news for the people who will be losing their jobs.
“They are not going to be out there for six months,” she explained.
“There is a lot that they can do.
The person is going to get a lot out of it.”
In Manitoba, the government has a job training program that is currently being rolled out, but Pritcher says it needs more training.
“I think that the public should know that this is a training program and it is not going into permanent positions,” she added.
“We need to know that if you are looking to be part of the solution to the shortage of pharmacists that you need to have a job that is in the pharmacist’s profession.”
Pritz says it is a good thing that the government is offering pharmacists a training incentive program, but she is worried that pharmacists who want to be pharmacists will be reluctant to accept it.
“There is no question that pharmacians are being pushed out of the profession and they are being forced into the workforce,” she warned.
“The fact that they are getting pushed out into the private sector where they can get a better salary is not helping them.
They are not getting the job they want, which they deserve.”