Health care consultants are being recruited across Canada, and some are finding their way to Ontario.
The number of Canadians working as consultants is soaring, said Sarah Anderson, senior manager of consultants at Aide to Success, an agency that connects companies with health care professionals.
“You have to start somewhere.
You can’t do this without a good plan in place,” she said.
While the number of new jobs created in health care consulting has increased, the market is not yet saturated.
Anderson said the new clients she sees are focused on getting their organizations to pay for a specific product or service and can often be a few clicks away.
One client is an international healthcare company that is looking to hire a team of about 20 people, she said, and the other is a small regional company that has been in business for about five years.
Both clients are looking to move into Ontario.
The number and quality of jobs in health consulting has grown since the recession.
In the fourth quarter of 2018, Health Canada said it had more than 1,000 health care consultant positions, up from about 700 a year earlier.
Health Canada added more positions to its list of priorities this year, according to the department.
Health Canada has not released data on the number and size of new health care jobs in Canada, but it is growing.
According to a report released last month by Deloitte Canada, health care consultants now account for 8.5 per cent of all the jobs in the private sector.
Health Care Canada does not publish job growth figures.
“The fact that they are getting more opportunities for them to come in and to work in the Canadian economy is a positive thing,” said Anderson.
“It’s also a positive indicator of what’s happening in the rest of the economy as well.”
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