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- Feb 8, '12 by campbe11Can any IEN tell me how long it took them to receive their temporary work permit once they requested it from CARNA (where they send it to you by email)?
- Feb 8, '12 by sumitaHi,
Once you send in all your paperwork to them then in approximately 6-8 weeks time. I sent all my paperwork to CRNBC and it took app 2months to get the email from them. I just met a few IEN's and they said it takes a long time now. My advice call the board and talk to the registration department they will give you the right information.
All the Best.
- Feb 22, '12 by dikshathapa1986Hi Natalia
I graduated from a nursing school in Oklahoma, US on Dec 2011. I passed my NCLEX exam last week. Now I am officially RN, BSN. I also got my OPT to work for an year in US. I am from Nepal and came here to study. Currently I am looking for a job. I was impressed with your message. I really want to stay here in US and work. But I don't know what will happen. I am very interested to move to Canada. Can you plzs guide me? I am overwhelmed with the feeling of moving out but I really want to move on!!!
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- Feb 22, '12 by Silverdragon102Strangely enough Natalia hasn't been back since they posted their post back in 2011.
there are plenty of threads discussing how to move to Canada. If you wish for PR then the list opens June/July as RN is currently capped. TWP may be an option if you can find a employer but for that you will be required to have eligibility to sit CRNE by the provincial college.
Starting pointing is deciding which province you want to live and work in, applying to and meeting provincial college of RN requirements and then deciding on which route you want to use.
look on the process taking over 12 months
- Hi, I have the same situation like you had. I want to live USA before they ask me to.I am graduating as a BSN this June and will love to move to Canada.Any ideas on how to apply to stay and work in Canada will be helpful.Thanks
- Mar 25, '12 by Silverdragon102Quote from abashedLook at my post above yours. There are many threads discussing the process but starting point will be deciding which province you wish to live and work inHi, I have the same situation like you had. I want to live USA before they ask me to.I am graduating as a BSN this June and will love to move to Canada.Any ideas on how to apply to stay and work in Canada will be helpful.Thanks
- Mar 25, '12 by Fiona59Quote from abashedCanadians love knowing they are peoples second choice. Have you ever been here? Which part of the country do you want to live in? Why do want to move here? We are very different from Americans.Hi, I have the same situation like you had. I want to live USA before they ask me to.I am graduating as a BSN this June and will love to move to Canada.Any ideas on how to apply to stay and work in Canada will be helpful.Thanks
- To work as a registered nurse.How does the process work any idea will help.Thanks
- I want to live in Toronto Ontario.I have never been to Canada but have heard great things about Canada.How are you different/ thanks
- Mar 25, '12 by campbe11From an IEN's perspective (US citizen to AB, Canada) It is a long, complicated (as it should be), and expensive process. It is important to do your research, although the CIC website can be a bit confusing. There are Canadian consulates in some states that provide general information services if you need them. You could also try consulting an immigration lawyer if you can afford it. First, as Silverdragon102 mentioned, you need to decide what provence in Canada you would like to live in. You then need to apply to the nursing certification board in that provence in order to eventually sit for the exam and become licensed to work in that provence.
As Silverdragon102 also stated, there are a couple options you can try in order to enter Canada to work as an RN. However, some of these options are not available right now (a nurse is considered a 'federal skilled worker' and you cannot currently apply to obtain permanent residence and work as an RN because there are a limited amount of spots available for nurses emigrating to Canada - and they have reached that limit).
For myself, I am able to "move" to Alberta to work as an RN with a temporary foreign worker visa. I was able to go this route because I was able to find an employer to sponsor me into the country (a necessary part of being able to obtain the visa). The job market in Canada as a whole is not any better than that in the US (or so it seems). They will always hire their own before outsiders unless there is a special skill that is needed and cannot be found within their own provincial pool. I was also lucky as I am able to get a visa through NAFTA since I am a US citizen and nursing as a profession falls under the foreign trade agreement. It made things SLIGHTLY easier. All in all this has been a stressful, long (7 months and counting) process. Often I did not really know what I was doing, and there is a lot of conflicting information. Had I to do it over again, I would hire an immigration lawyer.
Hope this helps.Last edit by campbe11 on Mar 26, '12