Nova Scotia spending $45M on travel nurses to help in long-term care sector – Halifax |

At the beginning of 2022, Nova Scotia was forced to close hundreds of long-term care beds due to staffing shortages.

Now, the province says only seven beds remain closed.

Over the past year and a half, the province has invested heavily in programs to bring in more CCAs including free tuition and financial support for books. That program has already seen 1,000 students sign up and the province expects to reach 2,000 Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) students over two years.

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