A shortage of teachers and doctors in British Columbia is about to get worse, according to recent pieces from The Province and the Vancouver Sun. The Province reports that students in need of specially trained educators are particularly vulnerable to a teacher shortage in the province, as many teachers with such training have been asked to cover substitute positions that districts have not been able to fill. A recent study also found that roughly 40% of BC doctors are at, or near, the average age that doctors retire. Further, the study showed that 40% of doctors reduce their workload at least 10% in the three years before they retire.

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