I moved to Canada as a nurse!!!!! - page 3

Hi, just want to share my personal experience moving to Canada to work as a nurse. And I would like to encourage anybody who is dreaming to move to Canada to work as a nurse. Originally I... Read More

  1. Visit  theoxify profile page
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    As mentioned by Fiona you need to apply to the provincial college of RN they will review your application and decide on the next step, you may need to go through some form of assessment before they will give eligibility to sit CRNE there again you may not.
    thanks for that... is the processing long? well maybe it depends..
  2. Visit  chiandre profile page
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    I love all these positive comments about working as a nurse in Canada. How are nurses treated in Canada? Are nurses considered professionals or "hand maidens' to the doctors? Are advanced practice nurses recognized and accepted?
  3. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    The answers to that probably depend on who you ask. I feel that generally we are treated pretty well and are considered professionals. I have never worked in another country so I have nothing to compare it to. In the hospital that I work in the majority of doctors and nurses treat each other with mutual respect, with the odd exception but that will happen anywhere. Advance practice nurses are utilized and accepted where I am as well.
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    i also heard that canada is a good filed for nurses.. everything seems positive for nurses at canada
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  5. Visit  chona13 profile page
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    Hi Nataliak

    l was feeling very desperate right now and l happened to come across your post and it gave me hope. l have been in Canada for just over a year now and cannot get a job as an RN in BC as l am an IEN. May you please email me the name of the recruiting agency that helped you.Congratulations on your successful move!
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    I think for many it can be hard to get a job, sometimes it is worth trying to get on as a casual first and then work towards part time or full time.
  7. Visit  Nov2010 profile page
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    So glad to find this post. This is what I've been looking for a long time. A Light at the end of the tunnel. I'm also an ADN RN in the states. First, in 2004, I worked in a Nursing Home subacute skilled unit as LPN for 2years while schooling for RN. Graduated and passed RN Nclex in 2006. Worked in a Hospital Med-Surg. Unit from 2007-March, 2011. Started the College of Nurses of Ontario RN registration in July,2009, disapproved in Oct, 2009 and was advised to apply for RPN. In Oct. 2010, I applied for RPN, additional information requested from CNO in Dec., 2010. In Feb.,2011 I summited all requested Documents. Till today, my application is still in process. I moved to Ontario at end of March, 2011. Does anyone knows any RN-BSN online school in the States that I can attend while enduring this long processing wait? Any U.S BSN schools that will be approved in Ontario? Can e-mail me @ ujunwa89@yahoo.com I highly appreciate any advice. Thanks
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    Quote from Nov2010
    So glad to find this post. This is what I've been looking for a long time. A Light at the end of the tunnel. I'm also an ADN RN in the states. First, in 2004, I worked in a Nursing Home subacute skilled unit as LPN for 2years while schooling for RN. Graduated and passed RN Nclex in 2006. Worked in a Hospital Med-Surg. Unit from 2007-March, 2011. Started the College of Nurses of Ontario RN registration in July,2009, disapproved in Oct, 2009 and was advised to apply for RPN. In Oct. 2010, I applied for RPN, additional information requested from CNO in Dec., 2010. In Feb.,2011 I summited all requested Documents. Till today, my application is still in process. I moved to Ontario at end of March, 2011. Does anyone knows any RN-BSN online school in the States that I can attend while enduring this long processing wait? Any U.S BSN schools that will be approved in Ontario? Can e-mail me @ ujunwa89@yahoo.com I highly appreciate any advice. Thanks
    If you are planning on staying and working in Canada, you would be better served by looking into Athabasca University
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    Quote from chinma
    Wow ,congratulations!!! I am happy for you. Reading your post gave me hope, am not gonna give up though some threads here discourage one that there are no jobs for IEN, am glad you shared your success story. God Bless you.
    Could you kindly let me know the name of the IEN recruitment agency that assisted you. My email address chikaizunna@gmail.com. God bless you.
    Thanks Chinma for your reply. I haven't posted enough, on this site, to be able to reply PM. Please contact me via ujunwa89@yahoo.com I sent you an e-mail before on the above address provided. God Bless you
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    ok Nov2010. I will write u.take care.God bless you.
  11. Visit  RL657 profile page
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    The job market for RN's at this point is few and far in between. Most often the position is either casual or part-time which many nurses do not take as an option.Full time RN positions posted are few especially here in Toronto.If there are postings, the competition is so stiff especially if you are an IEN who have recently arrived and passed the CRNE.Most institution will be looking for the "experienced RN's" which I know most nurses coming from other countries considered themselves to be such. This "experienced nurses" that institutions are looking for, are those that have been exposed to the working environment in Canada.

    I am also an IEN originally from the Philippines .I was lucky enough to find a job right away after I passed but I have friends who found it difficult to find a full time job.Hurdles are just many when applying for a job. When the job is posted on-line ,so many nurses will apply for that job. Another problem is the competition coming from internal applicants who are also looking for full time positions.If you are lucky enough you will get the call for the interview,then comes the interview itself. Sometimes there is only the hiring manager involved who will be interviewing but most of the time it involves 2 or more persons.For those who are not used to such set-ups and behavioral type of questioning, it is really daunting.

    Good luck to those who would be coming to Canada to work as nurses . Just prepare yourself always for the challenges that awaits you here.Strength lies in one's ability to adapt and learn in this new environment.Open-mindedness and willingness to accept ones limitations can be an asset.
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    Quote from RL657
    The job market for RN's at this point is few and far in between. Most often the position is either casual or part-time which many nurses do not take as an option.Full time RN positions posted are few especially here in Toronto.If there are postings, the competition is so stiff especially if you are an IEN who have recently arrived and passed the CRNE.Most institution will be looking for the "experienced RN's" which I know most nurses coming from other countries considered themselves to be such. This "experienced nurses" that institutions are looking for, are those that have been exposed to the working environment in Canada.

    I am also an IEN originally from the Philippines .I was lucky enough to find a job right away after I passed but I have friends who found it difficult to find a full time job.Hurdles are just many when applying for a job. When the job is posted on-line ,so many nurses will apply for that job. Another problem is the competition coming from internal applicants who are also looking for full time positions.If you are lucky enough you will get the call for the interview,then comes the interview itself. Sometimes there is only the hiring manager involved who will be interviewing but most of the time it involves 2 or more persons.For those who are not used to such set-ups and behavioral type of questioning, it is really daunting.

    Good luck to those who would be coming to Canada to work as nurses . Just prepare yourself always for the challenges that awaits you here.Strength lies in one's ability to adapt and learn in this new environment.Open-mindedness and willingness to accept ones limitations can be an asset.
    Thank you for telling your experience. Several of us Canadian nurses have been trying to tell people this for the last couple of years and have been called "naysayers" and worse for saying exactly what you have.
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    Quote from RL657
    The job market for RN's at this point is few and far in between. Most often the position is either casual or part-time which many nurses do not take as an option.Full time RN positions posted are few especially here in Toronto.If there are postings, the competition is so stiff especially if you are an IEN who have recently arrived and passed the CRNE.Most institution will be looking for the "experienced RN's" which I know most nurses coming from other countries considered themselves to be such. This "experienced nurses" that institutions are looking for, are those that have been exposed to the working environment in Canada.

    I am also an IEN originally from the Philippines .I was lucky enough to find a job right away after I passed but I have friends who found it difficult to find a full time job.Hurdles are just many when applying for a job. When the job is posted on-line ,so many nurses will apply for that job. Another problem is the competition coming from internal applicants who are also looking for full time positions.If you are lucky enough you will get the call for the interview,then comes the interview itself. Sometimes there is only the hiring manager involved who will be interviewing but most of the time it involves 2 or more persons.For those who are not used to such set-ups and behavioral type of questioning, it is really daunting.

    Good luck to those who would be coming to Canada to work as nurses . Just prepare yourself always for the challenges that awaits you here.Strength lies in one's ability to adapt and learn in this new environment.Open-mindedness and willingness to accept ones limitations can be an asset.



    Everyone is entitle to his/her opinion, and I respect and appreciate yours. I trully understand the difficulties faced with getting employment, especially for IEN. Even here in US, new graduates with BSN find it very hard to get employment in a acute care setting than Long-term care due to lack of experience. Nursing is a broad profession; one can choose to work in Dr's office, agency, acute hospital care, long-term care, home health, travel nurse, etc if experienced.
    The issue here is the registration process. There are many experienced IEN who worked in difference settings in their home countries such as ER, ICU, CCU,Tele,Med-Surg, etc and faced with this issue of long registration process. Some continue to endure, while some give up their dream and passion for continuing career in nursing. Two IEN nurses I met several weeks ago; and they have worked in canada for 5years, told me some of the discriminations IEN face with CNO. For instance: "if you call CNO several times","they will get irritated and put your file at the bottom list". I understand that CNO requires 12weeks to process application and should not be disturbed before/during the 12weeks window, but after 12weeks and still no reply? .

    Nursing being a regulated profession depends on countries/states requirements. I volunteered for a tour at one of the local hospitals here in ontario through a program, just to see how different Canadian system is from US system wow!! some of the equiptment I saw were last used in my hospital about 3years ago. That's all I have to say; just my opinion. peace!!
    My advice to all IEN is; it doesn't matter which country you came from or were trained, keep focused and don't give up/discouraged. You know what you're worth and your capabilities. I have found that ones glory is hidden in what he/she fears most!!!


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