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Foreign-trained MDs benefit Canada but cost Africa

posted Dec 2, 2011, 1:32 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 1:32 PM ]
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 5:00PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 8:06PM EST

Canada’s immigration model aims to attract the best and brightest from around the globe. The skills and education of Filipino nurses and South African doctors benefit Canada greatly -- but the raid on local talent comes at an enormous cost to immigration source countries.

These nations, struggling to build intellectual capital themselves, subsidize the education of their best and brightest, only to see them depart for pastures new. They lose much-needed technical skills -- as well as leadership capacity.


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