filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 12

i am new to this forum. i am a r.n. in philippines and will migrate in canada (vancouver). i haven't actually practiced my profession as a nurse in hospital setting instead as a company nurse. ... Read More

  1. by   dreamer0908
    Hi everyone. I hope our colleagues here can provide us with their timeline,:
    1. Sending the application package (Date)
    2. Obtaining the approval to sit for the exam ( Date)
    3. Applying for Interim permit/Visa, etc.....

    So as we can all have a clearer picture of the entire situation, Although I am fully aware that each applicant is assessed individually.

    Another thing, has anybody here applied for an Interim permit ?If so, please provide the time frame it took you to apply and receive the approval.

    Thank you and I 'm looking forward to read your posts.

    As for me, I am in the process of completing the requirements for assessment with the CRNBC. I hope everything will go on smoothly.
  2. by   alphonsus
    To Janfrn
    I'm an OR nurse from the Philippines. Like most Filipinos, I ,too am planning to go to Canada. Would you advice one to go to an agency or do it on his own? I've read from this forum that a few nurses are applying in BC. Thank you.
  3. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Don't bother paying an agency a ton of money for something you can do on your own. After all, the agency is only going to gather information for you, they can't actually make applications to regulatory bodies or employers, collect up the documentation needed or interview for jobs for you. You'll still end up doing the lion's share of the work and they'll be sitting back counting your pesos. Read the information on this site about emigrating to Canada, and there is a LOT of it, and you'll have a pretty good idea of where to start and what's involved. Good luck.
  4. by   alphonsus
    Thanks Janfrn. There's actually a big agency here in Manila processing papers for nurses for Alberta. Thanks again for the advice.
  5. by   chinky
    Just want to comment on the above post,

    I know for a fact 4 agencies in manila who does not take a cent from nurses, I should know I am under one of them, one advantage with regards to agency is that they process the papers and you have someone to ask to if you are unsure (which cuts on the processing time for delays ans such, since what you've submitted has been assessed by the Agency already)

    Poea states that anyone who wants to go to work in canada (Including nurses) need not pay exorbitant fee since that is illegal. In my case we get to meet our employer last March 08, interviews were done by canadian employer at manila penn/renaissance.. And as far as Im concerned, its the employers responsibility to pay agencies not us...There are some Legit agencies out there, let's not stereotype, remember if the agency is not asking PF then good. If they are then find another....What Janfrn is said about you applying by yourself is true, but i know that Health regions in Canada relies on agencies to look/select nurses for them..best of all, No PF in canada plus they pay for plane tickets, relocation grant of 5000cad and they pay for your medical exam needed by embassy....
  6. by   mt_66
    thank you chinky! however, my status is not working visa but immigrant visa. thus, i need to comply with the requirement details enumerated by the crnbc as what soundbites has shared & i gathered from surfing the internet...i will surely do every step of the procedure needed with all patience, for me to register as a nurse, write & pass the licensure exam and work as a licensed registered nurse...by god's grace i can do it!!!
  7. by   naruto04
    hi chinky and everyone!!! chinky, can you please PM me the agencies you are referring too?I I'm also planning to apply in Canada and I would really appreciate it if you could share some info...CRNBC is my target..thanks alot!!
  8. by   Barbie38
    Hello..I hope I could have some answers to my questions here...
    I am on process for a temporary work permit to Nova Scotia as a graduate nurse. Have an LMO from an employer, have passed the medical exam and had paid the CRNNS, have received my evaluation from CRNNS and the CRNNS ecommended a 2 day assessment for me to have in Capital Health because I lack about 30 theory hours in my Transcript of Records from my school. I have also applied my husband ( a helicopter mechanic) , under the open work permit as accompanying member. He just had his medical exams and passed.
    The questions are:
    1. I have been waiting for my permit to arrive , it is almost a month since I sent my last document, the CRNNS decision. A total of almost four months of processing because they asked for CRNNS result if I could sit the CRNE .
    But where is it? Could someone with the same situation just kinda...comfort me with this?:stone

    2. Does my husband's processing need to be in harmony with my processing time too? His medical exam was just sent to the Embassy by the Medical company last week.

    3. [FONT="Lucida Console"]Can I call the Embassy personally and ask this?

    4. If I will be given the permit, and my husband , denied, can I start applying for my children as accompanying members ?

    I know..this is long..but I am so willing to be in Canada..rather than be in any where else.:heartbeat
    My thanks to ANYONE...who can give me a light in the dark tunnel..
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Barbie38
    Hello..I hope I could have some answers to my questions here...
    I am on process for a temporary work permit to Nova Scotia as a graduate nurse. Have an LMO from an employer, have passed the medical exam and had paid the CRNNS, have received my evaluation from CRNNS and the CRNNS ecommended a 2 day assessment for me to have in Capital Health because I lack about 30 theory hours in my Transcript of Records from my school. I have also applied my husband ( a helicopter mechanic) , under the open work permit as accompanying member. He just had his medical exams and passed.
    The questions are:
    1. I have been waiting for my permit to arrive , it is almost a month since I sent my last document, the CRNNS decision. A total of almost four months of processing because they asked for CRNNS result if I could sit the CRNE .
    But where is it? Could someone with the same situation just kinda...comfort me with this?:stone

    2. Does my husband's processing need to be in harmony with my processing time too? His medical exam was just sent to the Embassy by the Medical company last week.

    3. [FONT="Lucida Console"]Can I call the Embassy personally and ask this?

    4. If I will be given the permit, and my husband , denied, can I start applying for my children as accompanying members ?

    I know..this is long..but I am so willing to be in Canada..rather than be in any where else.:heartbeat
    My thanks to ANYONE...who can give me a light in the dark tunnel..
    You need to include your children at the same time as you and your husband. They should have been on your application form. Waiting time for TWP from medical can take a while. I know nurses in the UK waited 6 plus weeks for their paperwork to come back and telling them OK to move to Canada. Check this link out on what you should be doing http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.asp

    Where about's in NS are you moving to? Bit damp and cool at the moment, Autumn definitely coming
  10. by   Barbie38
    [color="lime"]thanks silverdragon...i have a little problem though...my experience is too little.
    ....is that okey for the canadian embassy? i stayed in saudi for only a couple of months...

    oh well...i think i am just too excited to go to that place..somewhere in halifax i think ... am not sure of the exact place because it is not a hospital but a home for the aged.they have lots of branches.
    i hope to take the crne on february if and only if i pass the medical surgical re assessment.
    looking at the world map and the canada map, i was impressed because it was located at the edge of canada....wow!!! i think life is just the way i wanted it to be...no hussles and bussles of a new yorker .
    i am so used to life where we can cross the street without running. i do hope it is all about like this. not too stressful
    and am still waiting for my work permit...:zzzzz ( will i be given one???)
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from barbie38
    [color="lime"]thanks silverdragon...i have a little problem though...my experience is too little.
    ....is that okey for the canadian embassy? i stayed in saudi for only a couple of months...

    oh well...i think i am just too excited to go to that place..somewhere in halifax i think ... am not sure of the exact place because it is not a hospital but a home for the aged.they have lots of branches.
    i hope to take the crne on february if and only if i pass the medical surgical re assessment.
    looking at the world map and the canada map, i was impressed because it was located at the edge of canada....wow!!! i think life is just the way i wanted it to be...no hussles and bussles of a new yorker .
    i am so used to life where we can cross the street without running. i do hope it is all about like this. not too stressful
    and am still waiting for my work permit...:zzzzz ( will i be given one???)
    i am sure things will be ok permit wise. yes ns is on the edge east coast. i live about 2 hours from halifax so don't know a lot about it but the weather is definitely turning colder. i love being here as it is so relaxed
  12. by   orangestar
    hi guys. I'm also interested in going to Canada. I have a question, if I sent in my application for one province, say BC, and then I got a work offer at another province, Alberta for example, will I need to have my documents reassessed? How about the 250 hours and CRNE exam, will I also need to redo that?
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from orangestar
    hi guys. I'm also interested in going to Canada. I have a question, if I sent in my application for one province, say BC, and then I got a work offer at another province, Alberta for example, will I need to have my documents reassessed? How about the 250 hours and CRNE exam, will I also need to redo that?
    If applying to another province after sitting and passing the CRNE then you still have to meet their requirements but DO NOT sit CRNE again. So documents will need to be submitted again

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