filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 16

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   lingering
    Hi everyone! This is my first time to post in this website though I have been reading some threads for quite some time now. I find this topic really helpful because I'm a nurse here in the Philippines also planning to apply in British Columbia. I am in the process of completing the requirements in my application and will be passing it most probably by the last week of February 2009. I know that after passing all the requirements, I have to wait weeks or even months for me to know if I am eligible to write for the CRNE. I just graduated last October 2008 as a second courser and obviously I don't have any work experience yet using my Nursing degree. I will apply to different hospitals here in the Philippines by February 2009 so that I can be productive while waiting for their confirmation of eligibility. Now my question is, do employers in BC like Northern Health or Fraser Health require a minimum number of hours of work experience in order for them to consider hiring you? If after being eligible to write for CRNE, can the employer from Canada (e.g. Northern Health) help me get through the Canadian Embassy here in the Philippines to process a Temporary Work Permit? What are my other options to enter Canada if I will be taking the CRNE (does it mean if a apply as a tourist, I will state in my application that the reason I'll be going to Canada is to take CRNE? Will I be approved with a tourist visa?) If I will be issued with a TWP, how early can I go to Canada for my CRNE? Will the employer provide the hospital where I can get the 250 hours?

    After reading the 20 pages in this thread, I'm still confused with this part of the processing, my apologies if it has been answered already to the previous posts. I would really want to know everything first before taking the first step because I'm doing this on my own. I believe we don't need an agency to go through this. Just reading and asking someone in this forum will be of great help. So can someone shed some light to the path that I'm going to take? I hope you can help me with my queries. Thank you!
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    If you get the OK to sit the CRNE then there is nothing stopping you from finding a employer and coming over on a TWP and working for a bit before sitting CRNE. I think the hospitals will assist in the 250 hours but you will not, if sat CRNE and passed, be issued a license until the hospital has confirmed you have done the hours (that is my understanding on how it works)
  3. by   lingering
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    If you get the OK to sit the CRNE then there is nothing stopping you from finding a employer and coming over on a TWP and working for a bit before sitting CRNE. I think the hospitals will assist in the 250 hours but you will not, if sat CRNE and passed, be issued a license until the hospital has confirmed you have done the hours (that is my understanding on how it works)
    Thank you very much Silverdragon!
  4. by   pickles27
    hi guys!

    this is my first time to post in this thread..

    anyways, Im a RN in the Philippines but currently here in Ontario Canada as a perminent resident. I have submitted my requirements to CNO for my assessment and waiting still for the results (12 weeks usually). The dilemma is, I want to work here as a care provider not necessarily a nurse on the 12 weeks span that Im waiting for my assessment. Is that possible? what kind of jobs should i apply to?

    another question: whats the possibility of having a good assessment at CNO? I am hesitant to go back to school if i didnt meet their standards..ohh..who has the same experience as me? pls help..thanks
  5. by   janelf
    Hi pickles, I don't know much about CNO coz I am here in BC. But I do know someone who's also a PR there. Unfortunately she isn't allowed to take the nursing exam in ontario. CNO says that they don't consider Philippine nursing. The equivalent of our education in the Philippines is only for LPN, that's why my friend will be taking this January the LPN exam.
    I hope this info could help you. God Bless.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    A lot will depend on transcripts and what training happened. Only way to find out is apply and see what they say,
  7. by   pickles27
    thanks for the fast reply janelf and silverdragon..

    I am really hoping that CNO will consider my credentials since I am a graduate of a state university back home.. ill just keep my fingers crossed. so how about possible jobs before the assessment results? thanks again
  8. by   janelf
    Hmmm, I think if you have a Pr already you could find a job there. My friend is currently wokrking as a care aide, while waiting to sit for an LPN exam.
  9. by   chelseaxyrene
    To anyone who has taken the CRNE exam, how do you find the exam?
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from xysy25
    To anyone who has taken the CRNE exam, how do you find the exam?
    Check out the Canadian forum where there are a few threads on CRNE
  11. by   february19
    Hi! ive been reading this thread for quite a while now and i have this concern regarding canadian TWP. My husband is currently working as RN in california with a work permit valid til 2010 and he has a pending I485 or permanent residency application. since the VB has not been moving for some time now, we decided to go for canada. he applied with fraser health and had his preliminary interview yesterday. all went well except for a mention of a possible denial for TWP because of his status in the US. Has anyone had a similar situation? What are his chances in getting a TWP? Thanks!
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from february19
    Hi! ive been reading this thread for quite a while now and i have this concern regarding canadian TWP. My husband is currently working as RN in california with a work permit valid til 2010 and he has a pending I485 or permanent residency application. since the VB has not been moving for some time now, we decided to go for canada. he applied with fraser health and had his preliminary interview yesterday. all went well except for a mention of a possible denial for TWP because of his status in the US. Has anyone had a similar situation? What are his chances in getting a TWP? Thanks!
    If he has a pending 485 and allowed to work then there is no reason why he can not renew 485 when it is time (that is my understanding) I doubt that a TWP would be denied for Canada because of his status in the US. As long as he meets Canadian requirements, passes his medical (he has to have one to work in healthcare) there is no reason I see to him being refused
  13. by   mybabes31
    Hi, may i know how did you apply for a tourist visa in Canada? I once applied for visit visa but my application was refused?

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