The exam is a mixture of general nursing knowledge (pathophysiology, assessment, nursing diagnosis, care plans
, intervention and evaluation), the determinants of health, ethics and Canada-specific health-care-system-related information.
You need to be aware that becoming registered in Canada is not your biggest hurdle. Finding a job is. Every province is experiencing severe economic difficulty; health care is federally-regulated but provincially-administered. Whenever provinces have to tighten their belts, nurses and teachers are where they make cuts. They don't fill vacancies and they roll back wages and benefits. Sometimes they even resort to layoffs. Alberta has recently cut funding for home care so providers are still expected to provide the ordered care, but to do it in less time. We all know how that works... the nurse puts in whatever time it takes and is paid for whatever time the bean-counters have decided it should
take. This makes it much harder for those who need and deserve home care to actually get it.
So before you lay out a bunch of money on what may amount to an exercise in futility, I think you should spend time considering what you're going to do if you've jumped through all the hoops but cant find a job. These pages are filled with posts from people in that exact situation.