filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 31

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   Fiona59
    Quote from queries
    HI. I found this thread very helpful.

    I'm a nurse from the Philippines waiting for my working visa to Alberta, Canada.

    My question is: if I start off as an LPN and register with the CLPNA, can I still register with CARNA as an RN later in my career using the same credentials from the Philippines which was used in the CLPNA registration?

    Thank you very much!

    And a follow up question would be, how's it like living in Edmonton?
    Well, right now it's blowing a blizzard and -11C, so it's not to bad

    You can't "start off" as an LPN. The deal was cut a few years back for specific RNs who's education didn't meet local BScN standards. It wasn't popular and it was done to save the government's face.

    Work is still difficult to find. The hiring freeze for AHS is lifted but the government has promised to hire a minimum of 70% of local new grads (both RN and LPN).

    The demand for overseas nurses is over.
  2. by   itsmejuli
    Quote from queries

    And a follow up question would be, how's it like living in Edmonton?
    Suggest you come for a visit to Edmonton in mid January or February to see if you will like the winter weather.
  3. by   Fiona59
    Quote from itsmejuli
    suggest you come for a visit to edmonton in mid january or february to see if you will like the winter weather.
    heck, today the police are telling people to stay home. the roads are a mess. visibility is about one block.

    it's taking about 3x as long to get anywhere.
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  4. by   queries
    @FIONA59

    thank you for the response.

    What I actually meant was to have my credentials assessed by Norquest College, take a few classes and the licensure examinations. If I am successful then I'll work on becoming an RN in the future. Is that a logical/feasible path to take?

    I already have job so I guess that's taken care of before I get there.

    But the weather is....

    16 degrees is already "freezing" in here...


    I appreciate your help.
  5. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    I spent 25 minutes trying to get my car into the driveway after work tonight. It took DH coming to the rescue with the snowblower, a bucket full of sand, some shovelling and a hefty push to make it over the sidewalk... The driveway itself had hardly any snow on it but there was more than a foot of new snow on the street... and it's still coming down. -16C (3F) at the moment.
  6. by   Fiona59
    Quote from queries
    @FIONA59

    thank you for the response.

    What I actually meant was to have my credentials assessed by Norquest College, take a few classes and the licensure examinations. If I am successful then I'll work on becoming an RN in the future. Is that a logical/feasible path to take?

    I already have job so I guess that's taken care of before I get there.

    But the weather is....

    16 degrees is already "freezing" in here...


    I appreciate your help.
    Who is hiring nurses without practice permits?
  7. by   ceridwyn
    Sunshine here.......26 c bit cold for this time of the year though....had the sun in my eyes driving to work today at 8am ..b nuisance.

    Have Job while waiting for permit mmmmmmmmmm
  8. by   queries
    the job offer was as a nursing aide. So I figured I could start from there, work my way up. thanks.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Find it hard that a nursing aide can get a work permit seeing as it will not be on the list and getting a LMO will be hard as the employer has to prove they can not employ locally and may have to advertise the job for several weeks to months to satisfy a Canadian official to issue a LMO. No LMO means no TWP
  10. by   sheviezz
    anyone here applied for SRNA?
  11. by   ishinaki
    hi, my cousin and I will take the TWP route (apply to CRNBC wait for eligibility, apply for interim permit, find employer etc.) on our own, it's kinda easy, anyway, I would like to ask after you received your eligibility, is the application for interim permit enclosed also? and if I will apply for an employer, what will I apply? Nurse? Caregiver? Nursing Attendant? considering I only have the eligibility to take the CRNE, thank you
  12. by   janelf
    Steps:
    1. Apply for eligibility at CRNBC
    2. Look for an employer who's willing to hire people who are still waiting to take the exam
    3.If you obtain an employer, submit interim permit to crnbc
    4. When approved, papers for working visa needs to be processed
  13. by   mistlet0es
    hi redtwin, Im a newbie here and Im getting ready to review for my IELTS, my husband will sponsor me and thought I take my english test here and apply for the carna since I heard it takes some time to have them assess papers. How was your test anyway? What's the band score in IELTS do they require us to have? thanks for reading

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