News & Upcoming Events
Upcoming Orientation Sessions
The Welcome Collaborative’s next 3-day orientation session is in March at the offices of the College.Read More
The SignPost – December
The Welcome Collaborative orientation program is the first of its kind in Canada designed for physicians who have trained outside of Canada to successfully integrate into the Nova Scotian healthcare system.Read More
Support for newcomer physicians is available. Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, physician jobs, finances and insurance.Read More
Who Can Attend the Welcome Collaborative
Physicians trained outside of Canada and issued a licence to practice in NS are invited to a 3-Day orientation program.Read More
Meet our Advisory Council
The Welcome Collaborative is guided by an Advisory Council. Drawing from the professional, academic, and lived experience of its members.
The Advisory Council advises on the challenges and barriers faced by physicians trained outside of Canada upon arrival in Nova Scotia.Read More
Meet the Manager of the Welcome Collaborative
As a new immigrant to Canada and Nova Scotia, I realize how difficult it is to relocate to a new country. The Welcome Collaborative program is crucial for physicians trained outside of Canada (PTOC) and are relocating to Nova Scotia.
As a seasoned academic, researcher, and administrator, I know the challenges faced by international students when they first move to a new country to pursue their education.
The program plays a key role in retaining newly arrived physicians in communities throughout the province.
I believe the Welcome Collaborative program will make a positive impact on the lives of our PTOCs and their families.Read More
Great quality presentations and presenters. Really useful to help in understanding how the health system works (including outside of your specialty). Sharing our experiences with other foreign-trained physicians was great and comforting. It is also great to see the College cares about us. It gave me more energy for the future.Welcome Collaborative Physician Participant