15 careers that are even better in rural Canada

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Medicine

This shouldn’t be news to anyone: rural areas are experiencing a critical shortage of physicians. It’s not that Canada necessarily needs more doctors—from 2007 to 2012, the growth of the number of doctors outpaced the growth of the population—but the doctors that are qualified aren’t equitably distributed. While 21 percent of the Canadian population live in rural areas, only nine percent of physicians practice there, meaning there are significant job opportunities available.

 

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