filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 6

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   hotpotato004
    hi! id like to ask if working experience is a requirement for applying as RN in Canada? If i dont have any experience in hospitals, would they possibly reject my application? and for the Filipino RNs in Canada, you think our curriculum in the philippines are somehow same with theirs? hope you guys can answer. thanks!
  2. by   rafaeltoney
    Hi hotpotato

    emailed CRNBC about the experience part of the application and they said it's not a requirement. Although, the registration process does require one to complete 250 hours of supervised duty. And without any experience it would be hard but certainly not impossible to find a canadian hosptal to work on those hours.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from hotpotato004
    hi! id like to ask if working experience is a requirement for applying as RN in Canada? If i dont have any experience in hospitals, would they possibly reject my application? and for the Filipino RNs in Canada, you think our curriculum in the philippines are somehow same with theirs? hope you guys can answer. thanks!
    The province that you wish to apply to will review your training and see if it meets their requirements. Please be aware that not all programs that offer the BSN meet the requirements for all provinces in Canada.

    Going for licensure there and getting a job are two very different things, if you do not have experience, you are definitely going to have to go thru a special program that they have in place before they will issue you a license.

    All of this has been discussed here, just take the time to do some reading.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from 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.

    Canada is a completed separate country from the US, and Canadians do not like it when people post that they are wishing to go there because of the retrogression that is in place for the US. And the fact that after they spend the time training someone and then visas open up, they leave.

    There are actually many other countries that you can go to for experience without having to go thru all of the requirements for Canada when your true goal is to be able to get to the US. It is nothing personal against you, just the fact of how things are.

    Not sure what the statement about the quality of healthcare has anything to do with what is being discussed here. Canadians just do not want to be the second choice of someone, nothing more than that.
  5. by   rafaeltoney
    hotpotato,

    look for the posts by soundbites...he's got actual experience on the whole process of registration in BC. You'l find his posts pretty helpful if you're planning to get registered in beautiful british columbia.
  6. by   hotpotato004
    i see. thanks for the help rafaeltoney & suzanne =)
  7. by   suzanne4
    You are quite welcome.
  8. by   psydmes
    Hi all... I have a sister who is nursing graduate from the Philippines and she wants to migrate here in Winnipeg. She has more than a year of experience as a nurse back in the Philippines. The question is how can she practice what she had taken as a course in the Phil here in Winnipeg. Does she needs to take up any refresher course? What type of application is she gonna use (working visa, permanent resident...) Please help...
  9. by   suzanne4
    She is going to need to go thru the licensure process before she does a thing. Canada actually requires the local license so it is a good thing that she has it already done.

    She will ultimately wish to get the landed immigrant visa, which is similar to the green card that we have in the US.

    There are threads here that have all of the contact information for the province. I would have her start with that.
  10. by   psydmes
    Hi Suzanne,

    Im kinda new at this. And im kind of shy to ask this but here goes. Where can i find the thread?
  11. by   suzanne4
    At the top of this page, you will see a search engine, just like there is on Google or Yahoo. Just put in key words, such as licensure in Winnipeg, or something similar and it will take you to the threads on that topic.

    You can find anything that way.
  12. by   psydmes
    Thank you so much... Is it better to apply using the CRNBC? Once you got all the requirements and passed all the exam is it 100% assurance that my sister will get a nursing job in BC? And is CRNBC will be the one processing her papers so she can migrate to Canada? Because I'm still thinking of having her apply in British Columbia rather than in Winnipeg.
  13. by   Fiona59
    CNRBC is NOT an exam. It is the agency which issues practice permits.

    It makes no sense to obtain a practice permit in British Columbia and then move to MB. You need a permit in the province that you live and work in. It just takes extra time and money.

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