I'm a South African trained Registered Nurse. Been looking into moving abroad for a while now (a few years) and seems more doors are closing.
Been talking to an immigration agent and he reckons Canada is the place to go.
I read a few threads on this forum and are starting to feel a bit more knowledgeable but I also realise that this won't be a "smooth road".
First off I would like to determine there are any work available for RN's in Canada as I have been reading in one thread that Canadian qualified RN's are struggling to get work and there have been many who lost their jobs.
Secondly, I would like to hear your views on places where you enjoy working (provinces, cities, territories etc)
Thirdly: I presume I eould have to write NCLEX-RN? What are your experience of this?
And then....well....ANY advice would be great!!
I am a Clinical Facilitator at present, meaning I am employed to ensure the Clinical competence if all nursing staff, especially in the Emergency centres, General ICU and Neonatal ICU.
I have about 12 yrs experience in ICU, half of that in Cardio-Thoracic.
I have a degree in Nursing.
If I left anything out, just ask....
You probably won't get a job in Alberta anytime soon, so avoid that province!
Each province has their own requirements and same for jobs. Some provinces are bad for jobs where others you may be more lucky. You need to decide which province you want to live and work in
I love BC and with your specialty training, you would probably have more success in finding work in most health authorities. However, our Housing is pretty expensive in the Vancouver and surrounding areas.
Canada will be a long and difficult process to get into let alone become a nurse in
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