May mga ilan Filipino domestic helpers sa Canada ay mga dating nurses ang napilitan na iwanan ang pilipinas para sa isang mgandang kinabukasan pero ang iba ay hindi naging maganda ang kinahantungan sa naturang bansa.
Ayon kay “said Joane Vasquez, of the Filipino Nurses Support Group-Quebec (FSNG-Quebec) and chair of the Philippine Women’s Center of Quebec.
“There has been a majority of domestic helpers going to Canada who are nurses, about 96 percent of domestic helpers in Canada are Filipinos, and most of them are nurses from the Philippines.”
Ayon pa sa balita ang mga pinoy nurses ay nagtatrabaho ng domestic worker ay inaabuso laluna sa usapin sweldo nakakatangap lang ng c$ 8 per hour.
Samantalang ang mga professional nurses ay nakakatanggap ng C$25 per hour.habang ang iba namang pinoy nurses,nag- avail of the caregiver program where they are said to be “de-skilled."
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“They have been studying for four years as nurses and they will just work as domestic helpers in Canada," said Vasquez.
Aside from this, even if Filipino nurses pass the board exam, under their working contract, they cannot practice the profession.
Domestic helpers there need to complete 24 months of domestic work under one employer. They also have to stay at home with the same employer over the same period.