Recent RN or CPN in Montreal, Quebec - page 3

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Hi, Everyone! Some questions for those who recently became an RN or a CPN in Montreal, Quebec. 1) OIIQ now states on their website that regardless of one's studies and work experience, all applicants outside of Quebec must... Read More


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    chatalle, the oiiq has a step by step guideline (in english) on the whole process. you can call them and ask them to mail you the form (this might be possible.) in my case, i had someone pick up the forms from the oiiq office in montreal.
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    I just started. I don't think my attorney has even sent in the application yet. They're trying to figure out which office to send my papers to - live in US under student visa & related work permit, which will expire in October. Citizenship is Korea, so they need to figure out whether to send my papers to either Montreal office or somewhere in the US, or to Hong Kong where all the South Korean papers get processed.

    Huge relief to know that they have English step by step guide. I'm going to call them, but if that doesn't work, I can go to Montreal in October.

    Thank you for all the help!
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    hi nicole, yes we got paid.
    about the 500cad exam fee - you have to pay 498$ - here's how it works though - if you fail the exam, they give you back 325$ ($175 is the actual cost to take the exam)-- and if you pass, they keep the whole amount because this would (from my understanding) be used to cover your registration in the quebec roll.
    i wanted to send you a private message but it doesnt work. anyway just holler if you have any more questions, k. id be glad to help you out. im scheduled to take the exam this sept, and il sure keep you posted on how things go for me. wish me luck. looks like im going to need it.
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    MiaSAT-

    Please do continue to post!! I will pray for you in every language I know!!
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    Quote from MiaSAT
    hi nicole, yes we got paid.
    about the 500cad exam fee - you have to pay 498$ - here's how it works though - if you fail the exam, they give you back 325$ ($175 is the actual cost to take the exam)-- and if you pass, they keep the whole amount because this would (from my understanding) be used to cover your registration in the quebec roll.
    i wanted to send you a private message but it doesnt work. anyway just holler if you have any more questions, k. id be glad to help you out. im scheduled to take the exam this sept, and il sure keep you posted on how things go for me. wish me luck. looks like im going to need it.

    Those fees are cheap. In the rest of Canada the exams are over $600 and if you fail, you fail and get to pay the entire amount again.
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    Quote from MiaSAT
    hi nicole, yes we got paid.
    about the 500cad exam fee - you have to pay 498$ - here's how it works though - if you fail the exam, they give you back 325$ ($175 is the actual cost to take the exam)-- and if you pass, they keep the whole amount because this would (from my understanding) be used to cover your registration in the quebec roll.
    i wanted to send you a private message but it doesnt work. anyway just holler if you have any more questions, k. id be glad to help you out. im scheduled to take the exam this sept, and il sure keep you posted on how things go for me. wish me luck. looks like im going to need it.
    Thanks so much for the info, Mia.. At least they give you something back when you fail.. But I'm really praying that we could nail the exams on the first take..

    A letter from the OIIQ came in the mail today.. They were asking me to register for the French exams already.. Whew.. Guess I'm not prepared for that yet.. It's a good thing though that there is no fee for that exam.. I wonder if it's something similar with the IELTS.. You think?

    How was your integration program, MIA?
    Was it difficult?
    Were you required to do nursing care plans, etc?
    About the pay, how much were you paid?
    For your exam preparation, have you joined any study group? Are there such in Montreal?

    So sorry for bugging you with these questions.. I'm just edgy and still have many questions in my mind that are waiting to go berserk.. Please be patient with me.. Lol..

    Good luck with your exams.. Do keep me posted please.. Thank you..
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    Hi,I applied for Quebec immigration but I would like to know if the nursing board in quebec is the same as the other provinces or not and which book to use.
    Thank you

    Another question,if my immigration's paper still at the beginning I can still send my application to nursing board in quebec?because they ask aboutthe file number in the application.

    Waiting your answers
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Oct 29, '12
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    Hi Mia,
    First of all, thanks for your postings and sharing helpful information for fellow Filipino nurses, I am sure, other nationalities are able to use the information as well. I am new here in Montreal and I am trying to find information; I am grateful to have read your postings. I found it through googling ``new RNs in Montreal``. I have completed my temporary permit application and I was advised by OIIQ that my permit will be released once I can provide them my employment start date and workplace. I have tried applying to McGill but I was denied because my french is not even up to basic level, and also I was away from the acute care setting now for almost 2 years. I completed my BSN in Vancouver, BC and had under a year of experience in acute care then I worked at a rehab centre. at as for now, i am taking basic french, would you please, when you get a chance be able to provide me information about St. Mary`s. I visited their website and there are few job postings, but before i send my resume, i would like to ask you if the human resources at St Mary`s is the same as the McGill University Health Centre? If you could also please provide me more info about the integration program. I hope everything is well with you. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance.
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    Hi rnaffah,
    Just like what Mia posted in reply Chantelle questions about immigration application, yes, i think it would be best to start your application to OIIQ the soonest, if i remeber correctly, the Order will keep your file for a year, so as soon as you submit the application form, the OIIQ will send you a confirmation with a file number. Good luck to both of your immigration and OIIQ application.
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    Hi Chantelle,
    You mentioned that you might come to Montreal in October if things did not work out about you calling the OIIQ, i hope you are getting the information you need from the OIIQ and also the support from the staff; i find that the staff are really helpful.


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