Maybe we could try to pluck out some medical staff from the groups of migrants, fast track their equivalencies (as opposed to the impossible system in place now) and co-locate them in areas where we settle the migrants.
1) That's mostly up to the self-governing doctor groups out there.
2) As a specialized sub-set of migrants, I'm guessing places would be happy to put up a doc and his/her family to treat NON-refugees in communities aching for an MD.
I'm thinking of a real life "Little Mosque on the Prairie" setups.
I remain optimistic, but I don't know if I'd be THAT optimistic ....
Could the authorities actually order the migrants to settle in rural places?
In previous waves of migration, Canada has said, "we have a job and a place to live for you at a gold mine in Northern Ontario", with a "no" leading to someone else being offered said job/slot. That, though, was another time ....
A few factors to consider:
- Are we moving people temporarily or long-term? (temporary = OK in a smaller place without as many job prospects vs. long-term = need for higher chance of finding longer-term gainful employment)
- Are we aiming to move them to be near folks already here from "the old country", or to have them learn "the Canadian way" via assimilation/acculturation "cold turkey"?
- How many refugee/migrants are willing to move to a smaller centre with fewer resources?
- How many small centres want to take on new folks?
The deal would need to be sweetened of course, perhaps every community handling the refugees would receive a large pot of Federal money, part of which would go towards the refugees and the rest could be used for other projects needed in the community it self.
That, too, would affect the calculus considerably as well.