Quote from Talia_vde
I've heard many rumours that Canadian LPN's can work in the USA and I've heard that they can't. Are there any Canadians LPN's that are working in the USA right now??? I talked to an immigration officer and she told me to first get my CGFNS but then it could be difficult to find an employer to sponser a Canadian LPN. She said Hawaii will. Does anyone know more about this or have first hand experience??? I don't want to get the CGFNS and then find out it is impossible to work.
You were given incorrect information. CGFNS only handles RNs, not LPNs. Your biggest problem will be with getting a visa that permits you to work in the US. RNs from Canada can actually qualify under the NAFTA Treaty and can begin work after having a Visa Screen Certificate, quite simple actually.
But this does not work for LPNs. It will take you ablut three years or so to get the documents that you need to permit you to work in the US, you would be much further ahead by getting your RN. Then it is quite simple.
Hope that this helps...............
(it isn't finding the employer, but where you will be in the numbers game as far as getting the documents to legally work.)