Immigrating to Vancouver as anurse with 2 years experience

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    Hi all!

    I am a newly qualified nurse working in Neurosurgery in belfast! I am just interested in finding out some information about the processes I may have to go through e.g prices, visas, licensing exams to emmigrate to Vancouver!

    Any information would be amazing!


    Fiona StewRt

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    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    Congratulations on your recent accomplishment of becoming a nurse!!! I moved your thread to immigration to get the best response!!
    Good Luck!!
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    You need to contact the BC college of nurses @ will instruct you on how to apply for a nursing license. You will need to go to for information on applying for a visa.
    Best of luck.
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    You have to go to the website of the BC nursing board, download the application form for internationally educated nurses. You will find all the information you need there. I wish you all the best.
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    Hello Fiona,
    I am foreign educated nurse currently living in Vancouver. I would suggest you apply at the College of Registered Nursing of BC as soon as you can since it might take a while before you can be licensed. Depending on your nursing education you can be sent for some courses or none at all. As for myself, it took me almost 3 years to finally sit for the exam since I had to do a re-entry program.
    FYI, there isnt actually a lot of hiring in greater vancouver area as well (except in specialty areas), Alberta though is looking good. But Vancouver is a beautiful city. A little expensive, but beautiful

    Good luck!
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    Huh? How did I get dragged into this?

    I grew up in Vancouver.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Huh? How did I get dragged into this?

    I grew up in Vancouver.
    You didn't the op calls herself Fiona as well