filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 15

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   AD2008
    Quote from davinn
    Based on your information , I'm sure you can have super-hot-and-steamy night everyday in Alberta than BC.
    let's try to keep things wholesome hahaha
  2. by   Nurse_PUKYAW
    Hi to everyone I'm a newbie,, im a DEC 07 NLE passer sad to say still doesn't have any clinical experience yet. I'm currently self-employed and looking for a hospital to volunteer into. I'm planning to take the NCLEX examination JULY next year but after reading this thread i suddenly change my mind and now building interest in trying my luck in Canada instead.:typing

    Ive read in the previous post that you can still apply to take CRNE even though you don't have any experience yet? Is that true? But some of forumers/nurses also told that experience is required to take the CRNE exam? How about that 250 hours training before taking the exam is that a paid training?

    i am confuse already please help
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from biker_nurse
    Hi to everyone I'm a newbie,, im a DEC 07 NLE passer sad to say still doesn't have any clinical experience yet. I'm currently self-employed and looking for a hospital to volunteer into. I'm planning to take the NCLEX examination JULY next year but after reading this thread i suddenly change my mind and now building interest in trying my luck in Canada instead.:typing

    Ive read in the previous post that you can still apply to take CRNE even though you don't have any experience yet? Is that true? But some of forumers/nurses also told that experience is required to take the CRNE exam? How about that 250 hours training before taking the exam is that a paid training?

    i am confuse already please help
    Each province will have their own requirements so a lot will depend on which province you want to live in. Once you have decided I would suggest reading their website to what you need to do to register as a IEN and take it from there. Also a lot will depend on employer as well to whether they require experience. A good read is in order
  4. by   mt_66
    i really gained a lot of info from you...thanks soundbites for the details you have shared. i just applied for registration at crnbc 2 weeks ago and they said that the pre-assessment to the final assessment takes about 2-3months. my worries lies on the number of working hours that i earned when i was yet in the phils. unfortunately, i have not really practiced my profession as an rn in the philippines since after i passed the local board exam, i went back to my first profession...i am a dentist. thus, i had only a series of trainings (o.r. training for 1 month; i.v. therapy training and basic life support, cpr & aed courses). by the way i graduated (bsn) last oct. 2004. crnbc is giving me until 2009 only, after that they will require me to have a refresher course. what do you think will be the outcome of my crnbc application...will they advise me to take a re-entry program before they allow me to write the crne? i am left hanging until now and 2009 is nearing...am losing time here...i don't know if i should enrol in a review class or just wait for the result of the assessment...but it takes long. at present i am unemployed, am looking for one, at least a job that will enhance my nursing skills, but i know that even nursing aide position requires a certificate...do you have any idea of employers not requiring certificates? my family & i am residing temporarily in my husband's grandmother's house at port alberni, bc (vancouver islands), but will be transferring next month to richmond,bc...hoping there will be more job opportunities in store for us especially that we have our 2 sons with us (9&11 years old). hope to hear from you and other nurses who read this message...your ideas will be highly appreciated. thank you.
    Last edit by mt_66 on Nov 24, '08 : Reason: corrections on some words
  5. by   mgrace
    hi, i'm thankful that I found this thread. the previous posts are really helpful. I'm still preparing for the ielts exam. And I understand that it is one of the requirements.. I was wondering, would it be okay if i submitted my documents to CRNBC even when i didn't take the exam yet? I will be taking the exam early next year like in january or february.
    Last edit by mgrace on Dec 8, '08 : Reason: editted typos
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from mgrace
    hi, i'm thankful that I found this thread. the previous posts are really helpful. I'm still preparing for the ielts exam. And I understand that it is one of the requirements.. I was wondering, would it be okay if i submitted my documents to CRNBC even when i didn't take the exam yet? I will be taking the exam early next year like in january or february.
    Better to wait and have all documentation ready, according to their website you must demonstrate English at time of application. I would suggest take the exam and then submit your application
  7. by   mgrace
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Better to wait and have all documentation ready, according to their website you must demonstrate English at time of application. I would suggest take the exam and then submit your application
    ei! thank you for the quick reply Silverdragon102
  8. by   janelf
    Hi, I am also new here. I am hoping that somebody who's been in a situation like me or knows someone who happened to be a Filipino who also wants to practice nursing here in Vancouver; could give me some informations that I would really appreciate.
    I am a nurse in the Philippines and I am taking the exam here in Canada this february, I wonder what would be my next step after this(God willing I will pass). I'm on a visiting visa here and left my wife and 2 kids in the Philippines.
    Thanks. God Bless us all.
    Last edit by janelf on Dec 14, '08
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from janelf
    Hi, I am also new here. I am hoping that somebody who's been in a situation like me or knows someone who happened to be a Filipino who also wants to practice nursing here in Vancouver; could give me some informations that I would really appreciate.
    I am a nurse in the Philippines and I am taking the exam here in Canada this february, I wonder what would be my next step after this(God willing I will pass). I'm on a visiting visa here and left my wife and 2 kids in the Philippines.
    Thanks. God Bless us all.
    Welcome, You will more than likely have to return home and go through the process from there as you will need medicals and a LMO from employer which may take longer than your visa. You can start looking for a employer now and once you have your CRNE results (usually 6 weeks approx after taking exam) you could start the process. You will need a medical and if you intend bringing your family you will need to include them in your application.
  10. by   janelf
    Thank you so much for that quick reply silver, I really appreciate it. What bothers me right now if there are employers who are willing to sponsor me/hire me. Coz I have heard from a friend who recently passed the CRNE, that it is hard to find an employer specially with the type of our visa. She said that they(employers) want an applicant to have a working visa, but we also couldn't get a working visa till we get an employer, so which should come first? Chicken or egg:spin:? After passing the exam(God willing) I wish that I could get that 250hours done(to release the license). But how, if they won't hire us?
    Anyway I still have to take the exam and pass it but I can't help but to think of what would happen after the exam. I hope you could enlighten me with regards to my questions. Thank you so much and God Bless.
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from janelf
    Thank you so much for that quick reply silver, I really appreciate it. What bothers me right now if there are employers who are willing to sponsor me/hire me. Coz I have heard from a friend who recently passed the CRNE, that it is hard to find an employer specially with the type of our visa. She said that they(employers) want an applicant to have a working visa, but we also couldn't get a working visa till we get an employer, so which should come first? Chicken or egg:spin:? After passing the exam(God willing) I wish that I could get that 250hours done(to release the license). But how, if they won't hire us?
    Anyway I still have to take the exam and pass it but I can't help but to think of what would happen after the exam. I hope you could enlighten me with regards to my questions. Thank you so much and God Bless.
    Employers know all about work permits and I haven't heard of any that will be a problem. Unless you are going the PR route which will take years the only way to work in Canada is Temp work permit (TWP) and I promise you employers are familiar with them. Best thing to do is contact hospitals and discuss working for them, let them know you have already got eligibility to sit CRNE. They will need to provide you with a LMO which you submit along with your application to your local Canadian embassy and they will get the paperwork started. You will need a medical and they will tell you when you need to sort that out. Eventually you will get a letter stating you meet work permit requirement and to show letter to immigration once you arrive in Canada and they will provide you with your temp work permit.

    On average looking at approx 6 months ish for processing and getting medicals done
  12. by   janelf
    wow that was fast, thank's. I am thankful I signed up here coz I don't know where and who to ask, coz everythings puzzling me.
    May I ask what LMO means? And do you mean I could start to settle these things before I take the exam on Feb and how about my family's status? Do employers here offer migrant status for the whole family?
    Another question, are there study groups here in BC for the CRNE exam. Thank you so much I hope you won't get tired of answering these type of questions. God speed.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from janelf
    wow that was fast, thank's. I am thankful I signed up here coz I don't know where and who to ask, coz everythings puzzling me.
    May I ask what LMO means? And do you mean I could start to settle these things before I take the exam on Feb and how about my family's status? Do employers here offer migrant status for the whole family?
    Another question, are there study groups here in BC for the CRNE exam. Thank you so much I hope you won't get tired of answering these type of questions. God speed.
    LMO is labour market opinion and all employers employing foreign people have in most cases to provide one. This is a way of proving they have tried to get the job filled by local people. You can bring your family with you, include them on your application but if your wife wishes to work she needs to submit her own application with your and she will get a open one based on yours. Some provinces require children to have a student visa some don't you will need to find that out from the schools. I do not know about study groups in BC as I am in a totally different province

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