Recent RN or CPN in Montreal, Quebec - page 5

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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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    Hi Mia, i am just now doing job search online and i have the opportunity to check postings in this site; for sure i will keep you posted with my jobsearch. My classmates and I met up right after the exam to discuss about it and there was a consesus amongsts all of us, we had no idea how we did in the exam, yes, you do prepare for it and our instructors adapted the same type of open ended question in our exams during our four years in nursing school but we still found that the exam was more on the application of practice, so i think i relate to how you feel, and like my classmates and I, we were uncertain how we did in the exam, but when we got the result, all of us passed. So I am sure you did well.
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    Hi Ms. Mia,

    I found your post very helpful...I am currently working on my packet to be sent to the OIIQ....I've been living here in Montreal for over a year now and I should have sent my application way back...I regret that I focused on my Ontario application vs my Quebec application (knowing what I know now oh boy CNO is slow)....I graduated from nursing school 2009 with an RN-Diploma. I am Registered in Ohio and I have zero experience...Ms. Mia what work did you do when you got here? I am really in need of a job and I am so bored out of my mind right now...Hope you continue posting...by the way I am also a Pilipino.
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    Hi RNplaya. I was a sitter/caregiver/PAB for two homecare agencies in montreal. I did this until I got my papers from OIIQ. It's not a bad job, you get to practice your nursing skills in a way. I told the agency I prefer working as a sitter for patients confined in hospitals, so it sort of gave me a little peek on what goes on inside.

    i'm pretty sure you'd be qualified with your nursing degree. I don't know if I'm allowed to post the websites here but when I first came to the country, I applied online and sent them my resume. They call back almost immediately. Just do a google search for nursing agencies in montreal, and will sure to lead you to the agencies. Or you can send me a private message so I can give you the name of my agencies. I had a good time working with them, and coming straight from Pinas myself, I was able to practice my english.

    You can also try looking for private clients, but it's not as secure as having an agency. You can have both agency-clients and private. Bottomline is, it was a great learning experience for me. and it could be for you too. Best of luck!
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    Ate Mia I'm fairly new to this website and I don't know how to send a pm yet. Is it okay if I call you Ate? I am 26 yrs old. Let me know if I'm older than you hehe...I found some agencies. I sent them my resume hopefully I'll get a call. Thank you so much! You are really helpful...Good luck!


    but I did google it and found some agencies
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    Hi Jopin and all nurses,I sent an email to the nursing order of Quebec,they told me no problem if I don't have a file number but in case I have they will accelerate my immigration process.
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    Hi MiaSat,thank you for your posts very detailled.I just have a question,as a foreign Nurse with more than 3 years studies in French do I have to take the French exam?
    What about the Nursing board of Quebec?is their book the only ressource for study?
    Thank you guys..
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    Hi Again,what I heard from a friend who is working in Montreal that the nursing order will submit your resume and get you a job..so don't worry from now.
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    Hi Mia and thank you for the information regarding the exam,because I tried to google many times about the questions type of the exam but nothing posted.I just want to ask you what is the name of the review book you studied,is the reviewer book you mentionned 50$is the one to study thru or this is a supplement ?Thank you so much
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    hi rnaffah, the book title is "Preparation Guide for the Professional Examination of the OIIQ," the english version was released just this april. They also have it in french. There's this only one going around now, unless you want to get the old edition. the book pretty much explains everything about the exam, and is a good resource by itself. and yes, this is the whole book.

    About your question re the french requirement, you'd have to call OIIQ about that. But I know someone from Lebanon who studied nursing in french, and had to take the language exam.
    btw, really? the oiiq finds jobs for nurses? tell us more! thanks!
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    Mia,I met a Lebanese nurse coming from Montreal 1 month ago and she told me when they did the evaluation for her and the required months for her training they asked her to give them her CV and they will spread it in the hospitals.And this is what happened with her.She will do her exam in March.
    For the exam ,you can do it in English,no problem isn't it?
    For the French exam everybody's saying different stories.Hope everything will be fine with you.


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