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

  1. 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.

    actually i don't know have an idea as to what to do to become a r.n. in canada.

    should i need to take up another how many years of nursing in canada?

    what should i do? kindly help me please!! thanks a lot.
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  3. by   redtwin
    hi dejavu!i am also to migrate in canada but in alberta..there are different provincial policies in registering as anurse in canada.you can check out the nursing website of canada.www.crnbc.ca
  4. by   micdelrosario
    hi there, what schools in the PI did you guys go to? im still clueless with what school that would be recognized for its curriculum in BC. im a 2nd courser and wouldnt want to waste 3years of extra study just to find out the curriculum is not fit for BC. thanks.
  5. by   dejavu88
    Quote from redtwin
    hi dejavu!i am also to migrate in canada but in alberta..there are different provincial policies in registering as anurse in canada.you can check out the nursing website of canada.www.crnbc.ca
    hi redtwin,

    thanks for the info. we submitted already updated docs in embassy last dec. and now waiting for the medical request. i would just like to have an idea. so how's your application? are you working as a nurse here?
    Last edit by dejavu88 on Apr 25, '07
  6. by   mctina_20
    hello there.
    my husband and i came here in canada just this january 20 under working visa - the fastest way to go for Pinoy nurses rather than waiting for FSK approval.

    you must first apply for CRNBC registration, application fee is about canadian $250 which includes criminal check fee. im not sure if your being a company nurse would count. you need hospital exprience for at least 500 hours for the last 5 yrs or else you will need a refresher course if you graduated more than 5 years ago. once your credentials get approve - you will also pay for the interim/temporary permit for $30/month for max of 9 mos. unlike US, here you first must work for 3 mos b4 you can take ur licensure exam and you will wait for another 2-3 mos for the result of the exam.

    once you get approve for CRNBC registration, you can start applying in different hospitals.

    4 year nursing course is a must in BC and other provinces like Ontario.
  7. by   roll_69
    To Mctina 20,
    HI, I applied for a working permit last week here in uk, im still waiting for my medical exam. How long is your LMO validity? Cause mine is only 12 mos. And can u share the timeline of ur work visa? From the time you submitted your papers to the embassy up to the issuance of your visa, roughly how long it takes?
    Thanks for sharing.
  8. by   roll_69
    Quote from dejavu88
    hi redtwin,

    thanks for the info. we submitted already updated docs in embassy last dec. and now waiting for the medical request. i would just like to have an idea. so how's your application? are you working as a nurse here?
    hi dejavu88,
    did you applied for a family class immigrant visa or skilled worker or a temporary work permit? if its family class or skilled, processing time would be more than 50 months, so you will still have time to look for a hospital experience. if its a temporary work permit, it will only take a couple of months provided you meet all the immigration requirements e.g. job offer,lmo,prof. regisration,medical, etc...
  9. by   redtwin
    to dejavu88,
    hi! acually i'm doing a volunteer work and reviewing for my IELTS.so far i'm just gethering the required documents by the CARNA(nursing association of calgary).hopefully im going to complete this next week.
  10. by   mctina_20
    Quote from roll_69
    To Mctina 20,
    HI, I applied for a working permit last week here in uk, im still waiting for my medical exam. How long is your LMO validity? Cause mine is only 12 mos. And can u share the timeline of ur work visa? From the time you submitted your papers to the embassy up to the issuance of your visa, roughly how long it takes?
    Thanks for sharing.
    my LMO is valid for 1 yr, but i believe our employer will apply for LMO again before it expires. we submitted our working visa application Nov. 12 last year, in less than 10 days we recieve our medical request. Got the visa January 5 '07.
  11. by   roll_69
    Quote from mctina_20
    my LMO is valid for 1 yr, but i believe our employer will apply for LMO again before it expires. we submitted our working visa application Nov. 12 last year, in less than 10 days we recieve our medical request. Got the visa January 5 '07.
    Thanks for sharing,
    When you land in Canada, did immigration ask for a funds with you?
    Are you the principal applicant? What visa your husband have? Was it an open work permit or same as what you have?
    Thanks again.
  12. by   mctina_20
    they did not ask for proof of funds. altho we submitted bank certficates during our application but this is not necessary since you have a work waiting for you.
    The principal applicant is my husband - we both have a working visa. Mine is an open work permit while his is tied up with his employer who sponsored us.

    Your employer can nominate your for the Provincial Nominee Program. This is faster and there are some fee exemption for nurses.
  13. by   dejavu88
    Quote from mctina_20
    hello there.
    my husband and i came here in canada just this january 20 under working visa - the fastest way to go for Pinoy nurses rather than waiting for FSK approval.

    you must first apply for CRNBC registration, application fee is about canadian $250 which includes criminal check fee. im not sure if your being a company nurse would count. you need hospital exprience for at least 500 hours for the last 5 yrs or else you will need a refresher course if you graduated more than 5 years ago. once your credentials get approve - you will also pay for the interim/temporary permit for $30/month for max of 9 mos. unlike US, here you first must work for 3 mos b4 you can take ur licensure exam and you will wait for another 2-3 mos for the result of the exam.

    once you get approve for CRNBC registration, you can start applying in different hospitals.

    4 year nursing course is a must in BC and other provinces like Ontario.
    hi mctina,

    thanks for the reply. I guess they will require me a refresher course.... so do you have any idea how many years is the refresher course? By the way my husband is the principal applicant under FSW. Salamat po uli and GOOD LUCK to you & your family.
  14. by   dejavu88
    Quote from redtwin
    to dejavu88,
    hi! acually i'm doing a volunteer work and reviewing for my IELTS.so far i'm just gethering the required documents by the CARNA(nursing association of calgary).hopefully im going to complete this next week.
    Hi redtwin,

    Is that working visa? My husband is tha principal applicant under FSW. How's the processing in Alberta, the requirements for CARNA? Just want to have an idea? Thanks a lot

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