I have read the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website and i am interested about the Federal Skilled Worker(FSW) class for permanent residence. BTW, I am a BSN-RN Nurse in a foreign country currently taking up a Masteral Class (Master of Science in Nursing Major in Med-Surg) at the same time working as a trainee nurse in a tertiary hospital. I am torn between pursuing registration in Australia vs. Canada. I am weighing out things with regards to financial matters, time and the processes to be done.
I am aware that in Australia, I could take a bridging program (3mos.) to become an Aus, RN. However, it will cost me about 10k $ Aus for the BP. On the other hand, i have read that to become a RN in Canada, I must be able to pass the CRNE (exam like the NCLEX but i don't how much it would cost me plus the other details about it). And to apply for FSW, I must pass the IELTS and have atleast one year of continuous full-time paid work experience. There are few threads talking about this path and so I started this thread. Hope you could make it clearer to me on how i can apply and work as a Nurse in Canada. (For those who have successfully done the process even without an agency please shed light on this matter)