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Canada immigration?

  1. 0 Good morning, everyone:

    I am currently working in US as a RN with BSN degree which is from US college. Since I am not a US citizen, I will not be able to work shortly when my permit expires. I am thinking of moving to canada. But do I have to start everything all over again? Another nursing board exam, english proficiency exam like Toefl, and etc? I am from china. Is the immigration process easier in Canada compared to US. I searched on line these days and found if the one graduated from canada with master degree, the person will be eligible for provincal nominate immigration? How long the immigration process will take?

    I know I need to do more reserach on these myself. I am just wondering if any sisters or brothers out there have been through similar situation like me and have a word of advise. I am greatly greatly appreciated!!:redpinkhe


    Thank you!
    Ruby
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  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Moved to the International forum

    Canada is totally different from the US and you will have to meet all requirements like English exam, Provincial college requirements as well as immigration requirements. Look at a processing time of 12 months or more before you can live and work in Canada

    PNP is only with certain provinces. FSW requires 12 months full time employment and cap is closed for this year. TWP requires employer and eligibility to sit CRNE and college process is long
  4. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Of course there is another licensing exam.

    Canada is a sovereign nation.
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    threads merged
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Moved to the International forum

    Canada is totally different from the US and you will have to meet all requirements like English exam, Provincial college requirements as well as immigration requirements. Look at a processing time of 12 months or more before you can live and work in Canada

    PNP is only with certain provinces. FSW requires 12 months full time employment and cap is closed for this year. TWP requires employer and eligibility to sit CRNE and college process is long
    Thank you very very much for your reply! It is helpful here. I have 3 years US RN experience and currently study in master school (Nurse practitioner program) which will graduate in 2014 or 2015. I am not sure if one year working experience in US counts when I apply for FSW?

    I want to get things settled before I actually move there. I can wait for next year FSW. However, I found from web site that ontaria state has province nomimation program. It stated that if someone graduates from master school in canada would be eligible for province nomination. So I am thinking maybe I should transfer my master to canada school since I just started it.
  7. Visit  luckyruby profile page
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    I just closed the same thread. sorry I am not familiar how to use this web site yet.:uhoh21:
  8. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    It's called "Ontario" and it's not a state, it's a province.
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  9. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    I am not sure you can transfer your credits for Masters and most will require RN license in a Canada

    Best place to read regarding immigration to Canada

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/index.asp
    http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/...NTS_APPLY.html
  10. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Perhaps, the OP should do some basic research into the NATION they are planning on using as a home base.

    It begs the question, why not return home to nurse and share the knowlege?
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  11. Visit  luckyruby profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Perhaps, the OP should do some basic research into the NATION they are planning on using as a home base.

    It begs the question, why not return home to nurse and share the knowlege?

    I don't understand what you mean...
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    I am not sure you can transfer your credits for Masters and most will require RN license in a Canada

    Best place to read regarding immigration to Canada

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/index.asp
    http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/...NTS_APPLY.html
    Thank you so much for your reply! I will do more research on it. :redpinkhe Appreciated!
  13. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from luckyruby
    I don't understand what you mean...

    You don't seem to know anything about the nation of Canada. How the regions are divided, how large a country we are. We aren't an outpost of the US, so of course we have our own registration exams.

    We have provinces, not states. Colleges of Nursing not Boards. We are very different people from Americans and don't like it when people can not see the differences.

    We have universal healthcare not private medicine.

    I've never understood why students who went to the US to obtain a nursing education never want to return home to work in the country that raised and educated them. Then when their visas for the US run out, they suddenly expect Canada to open the doors and welcome them.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    You don't seem to know anything about the nation of Canada. How the regions are divided, how large a country we are. We aren't an outpost of the US, so of course we have our own registration exams.

    We have provinces, not states. Colleges of Nursing not Boards. We are very different people from Americans and don't like it when people can not see the differences.

    We have universal healthcare not private medicine.

    I've never understood why students who went to the US to obtain a nursing education never want to return home to work in the country that raised and educated them. Then when their visas for the US run out, they suddenly expect Canada to open the doors and welcome them.
    wow unbeleivable
    chinma likes this.


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