Thanks for the great replies, insight and discussion.
Yes it is through Canadian Travel Nurses and the instructor is doing a trip out to Alberta in December for testing. I was on the fence about taking this course and called the instructor to find out how the online learning and testing works etc.
She answered all my questions and i signed up.
I've finished the rhythm interpretation and advanced cardiac pharmacology courses and just started part 1 of the ACLS.
Thus far, I'm really enjoying it and learning heaps!
It could prove to be beneficial sooner rather then later as I may have a UNE job on a cardiac unit starting this Dec working casually in the winter during my final practicum.
As for the IV certification. Not sure how it is in other programs but at the U of C we get "certified" before starting our final practicum and can start IV's under the supervision of our preceptor.
As Fiona pointed out, still need to go through the hospital's iv certification as a new hire.