I'm a Canadian nurse, in British Columbia.
The healthcare conditions all cross Canada, are deteriorating at a rapid rate. There are line-ups in all the EOR wards all across Canada, People are discharged early, only to return a few days later., the waiting lists are becoming longer and longer, people are being transferred to the U>S> to have procedures done.(chemotherapy)(CABG) Thepast few sets of shifts I've worked, there have been no beds anywhere in the province(people were being flown to Alberta) The premier of Alberta has introduced private health care..
There is a major nursing shortage all across Canada...All nursing schools
have stopped the diploma programme, you must get your degree...4 years at university..who will pay 40,000 for their RN? Not many.
There are jobs everywhere. Some will pay for travel to wok with them.
There were jobs at St. Pauls, Vancouver hospital, anywhere you want to go you'll get a job.
The rate of pay here is 20 as a new grad...up to 25.98/hr for >6 years, Of course all the provinces are unionized...so you get all your benefits. I think r.N.'s in Ontario are making 32.00 an hour.
Anyway I could go on and on...ifyou vave specific questions don"t hesitate ...