Ontario creates an online portal to hire skilled health-care workers amid coronavirus pandemic  

In the battle to fight COVID – 19, an online portal has been created by the Ontario Government. It is aimed at matching skilled frontline health-care workers with employers. The Health Workforce Matching Portal will allow skilled workers to apply to join the province’s fight against COVID – 19. It will include internationally educated health-care workers, known – active and retired health-care professionals, volunteers with experience, etc.

Premier Doug Ford said in a statement that on the frontlines of this battle, their health care workers are carrying out extraordinary work. However, to help defeat this virus, they need reinforcements to step up and lend a hand. He further added that they are currently under the crisis. Under such circumstances, people with professional health care skills can help fight the battle. They cannot afford to let them sit on the sidelines when they want to help. It applies to all of the health workers who are either retired or are in training.

He stated that it was a call to action. Every available person with health-care experience is encouraged to get involved. The government said the online portal will help the employers who are looking for more assistance. It will match the skills and availability of workers to employers. It also stated that these will be paid positions.

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown called on the province earlier Tuesday. It was to allow foreign-trained doctors to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, Ontario reported 379 new confirmed coronavirus cases. It brings the provincial total to 4,726 cases including 153 deaths.