filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 5

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   suzanne4
    Quote from truper72
    And for the other poster, trying to go on a tourist visa and remain in Canada is just not good idea, there is much to do in terms of licensure and work permits and cannot be done during the time of the tourist visa.
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    Hi Suzanne, thanks for replying to my post.

    Allow me to share a few more details about my application. I was advised by CARNA to travel as a tourist first to take the SEC assessment for 3-5 days. According to them, if the result would require me to undergo short courses, they will assist me in converting my tourist visa into a student visa. But if my assessment will not require further studies, my employer could start processing my work permit.

    About acquiring tourist visa, it is not an easy procedure here (as what most Filipinos claim) that is why I'm a bit anxious about the validness of my reason for acquiring a tourist visa, which is to take the SEC assessment at Alberta.

    Miss Suzanne, I'm not really aware of what country you are from so I'm not sure if you could answer my queries but I will sincerely appreciate your inputs about this. Otherwise, I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping that somebody in this forum might have gone through the same process and might want to share their experiences.

    Thanks and more power.[/quote]


    Without having processing in place, it is never recommended to go to any country on a tourist visa with the idea of staying. Just does not work for many, and with the issue of many now overstaying the tourist visas, it is much harder to get them for any country.

    I am actually in the US, and grew up just a few miles from the Canadian border and well aware of what goes on there as far as licensure as well as immigration.

    And something to think about, if you are going there on a tourist visa for an assessment, it means that you do not have an employer lined up in the first place. Again, there is no reason that most of this cannot be done before you leave for Canada, the same as what most others do. Be aware that more than likely you will be placed as an auxillary nurse and that means working two years as a nursing asst unless you have significant experience as an RN already. Pay as the auxillary nurse is about $8 to 10 per hour and will not cover most of your expenses as you think it will. Taxes are still paid on the money earned as well.

    Take the time to do some reading on this forum before you make any travel plans is all that we are telling you to do. Things are quite different from what you are expecting.

    I am sure of that.
  2. by   Fiona59
    No such thing as an auxillary nurse. Our Nursing Assistants are unionized and start at around $14/hour
  3. by   suzanne4
    There are only licenses available for Registered Nurses and RPNs, or the same as the LPN/LVN.

    Any other title that is offered just does not exist there, and is not the same as the above, nor are they paid at the same rate.

    We see it all of the time, agencies making offers that just do not exist in Canada or even in the US. And the exam is only offered three time per year in Canada to start of with.
  4. by   truper72
    Without having processing in place, it is never recommended to go to any country on a tourist visa with the idea of staying. Just does not work for many, and with the issue of many now overstaying the tourist visas, it is much harder to get them for any country.

    I am actually in the US, and grew up just a few miles from the Canadian border and well aware of what goes on there as far as licensure as well as immigration.

    And something to think about, if you are going there on a tourist visa for an assessment, it means that you do not have an employer lined up in the first place. Again, there is no reason that most of this cannot be done before you leave for Canada, the same as what most others do. Be aware that more than likely you will be placed as an auxillary nurse and that means working two years as a nursing asst unless you have significant experience as an RN already. Pay as the auxillary nurse is about $8 to 10 per hour and will not cover most of your expenses as you think it will. Taxes are still paid on the money earned as well.

    Take the time to do some reading on this forum before you make any travel plans is all that we are telling you to do. Things are quite different from what you are expecting.

    I am sure of that.[/quote]

    ****

    Thanks for that information Suzanne. I guess I also need to talk to my sister-in-law's employer who is supposed to hire me once I finish my assessment with SEC.

    I appreciate your help.
  5. by   Nishaji
    hi there,
    If someone cud gve me some info plz..im an indian nurse ive gt my CARNA elligibility and a joboffer in Calgaryhealthregion, im doing this through an agency..the agency says they hve applied for my LMO in dec i believe, bt ive nt gt any reply since..does the LMO tke a lot of time..cud smebdy shed sme light on this..and also hw mch time does it tke from LMO..Visaapplictn..medical..visaobtaining..etc.tha nks
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Nishaji
    hi there,
    If someone cud gve me some info plz..im an indian nurse ive gt my CARNA elligibility and a joboffer in Calgaryhealthregion, im doing this through an agency..the agency says they hve applied for my LMO in dec i believe, bt ive nt gt any reply since..does the LMO tke a lot of time..cud smebdy shed sme light on this..and also hw mch time does it tke from LMO..Visaapplictn..medical..visaobtaining..etc.tha nks
    LMO I believe can take anything from weeks to a couple of months. Total process could be anything from 6-12 months all depends on how smoothly everything is supplied.

    Can you please not text when writing as not everyone understands it and makes good practice in writing English
  7. by   astroboy
    hello...just want to ask, if ever you will be permited to take their exam, where do i take it? Do I need to go there to take the exam? I am from the Philippines.......
  8. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    The CRNE is only available in Canada and it is only written three times a year. It was written on Feb 8; the next sitting is in June and the deadline for application is early April. However you can't apply to write the exam until a Canadian regulatory body gives you authorization. The most obvious place for you to write would be Vancouver.
  9. by   rafaeltoney
    Hi Janfrn

    Quote from janfrn
    The CRNE is only available in Canada and it is only written three times a year. It was written on Feb 8; the next sitting is in June and the deadline for application is early April. However you can't apply to write the exam until a Canadian regulatory body gives you authorization. The most obvious place for you to write would be Vancouver.
    Why'd you say Vancouver is the most obvious place to write the exam?
  10. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Well, Vancouver is the closest major Canadian city geographically to the Philippines. The person to whom I was replying indicates s/he lives in the PI, and as for all IEN applicants, will have to come to Canada to write. S/he mentioned nothing about having friends or family already here. Why would someone fly for an additional six or eight hours at greater expense to write in Toronto, for example?
  11. by   astroboy
    If ever I was authorized by a regulatory body to write the exam, do I have to pay another fee for the exam???or is it included with the payment for evaluation??If I need to pay another fee, how much would that be???And if I will write the exam in Vancouver, Would i be 100%guaranteed to be given a visa or i need to apply as a tourist on my own?
    Sorry for too much questions but im really interested in working in Canada. I recently passed NCLEx but with retrogression, I think it would be better to go find an experience in another country first since its hard to find a job here in the Philippines
  12. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Your assessment fee only pays for your assessment. The Canadian Registered Nurse Exam fee is $495 this year and is in addition to whatever fees you've paid for your assessment and documentation, IELTS and any other fees you've been levied.

    The nursing colleges (regulatory bodies) have nothing to do with visas of any sort: applying for them, obtaining them or issuing them. You might be able to find an employer that would help with the process but at the end of the day, you will have to do the work. You will have to obtain your visa on your own. And there are NO guarantees of anything... you may apply for a tourist visa and be refused.

    Are you only interested in working in Canada because you can't get into the States? Is that a good enough reason to come here? The process is hard work, costs a ton of money and causes a lot of frustration, but it is what it is because the Canadian people deserve to have high quality health care. Just read some of the things your countrymen are writing here about Canada and the hassle of coming here to work.
  13. by   astroboy
    I prioritize US since my sister is there while i have no relatives in Canada. That is the main reason why i took NCLEX first before considering CANADA. I know its hard to migrate in a country where you basically do not know anyone...but I am willing to take the risk to practice my chosen profession. I have high regards for canadians and I believe that quality healthcare should be equally given to everyone regardless of race. I do know your countrymen deserves such healthcare that I am willing to render.

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