An immigrant and an RPN having a hard time getting hired. - page 2

by FilipinoRPN 4,227 Views | 18 Comments

Good day. This post is for internationally educated nurses who migrated to Canada, specifically in Ontario, and who are undergoing or experiencing problems getting hired as an RPN even though they have already a registration... Read More


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    Quote from ceridwyn
    training is one of those english words that cannot be made plural by adding an 's' s is never needed. ie: i attended the training. or i have attended many training sessions on that procedure, or 'is there any training i can attend? never is it too be called 'training.....s, change the words around 'training' just drop the 's'. sounds so foreign and poor english skills. eventhough you may be quite versed in english.
    yes the op is "foreign". the op is from the philippines. what is wrong with sounding "so foreign"?
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    not advice op but just want to wish you luck with the job hunt.
    Last edit by agldragonRN on Sep 28, '11
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    Quote from agldragonrn
    yes the op is "foreign". the op is from the philippines. what is wrong with sounding "so foreign"?
    some areas of canada are being swamped with ien all seeking the same few jobs as locally educated nurses. it draws attention and questions about how well the nurse in question can communicate with staff and patients. i've worked with one nurse who's english was so poor that the patients had to have their discharge and teaching repeated by another nurse. not the safest way to work but when approached by management her reply was "i met the needs of immigration don't harrass me" never crossed her mind that there were communication issues and safety issues.

    there are several ltcs in my area that will not hire you unless you are fluent in either mandarin or cantonese. sure it's illegal and discriminatory against those who do not speak these languages but they always fall back on "must be able to communicate with the client". ukrainian is also another make or break language in my area.

    your us nurses post frequently on issues of racisim faced between different racial groups. up here language is a huge issue. ontario is a province made up of multiple immigrant groups. it borders on quebec and many nurses cross the provincial boundaries to work in some areas. there is an entire language division there that is horrific. language and it's use is a huge problem.
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    Quote from ceridwyn
    training is one of those english words that cannot be made plural by adding an 's' s is never needed. ie: i attended the training. or i have attended many training sessions on that procedure, or 'is there any training i can attend? never is it too be called 'training.....s, change the words around 'training' just drop the 's'. sounds so foreign and poor english skills. eventhough you may be quite versed in english.

    "to" is a preposition meaning in the direction of, towards, i n comparison with; it introduces the indirect object in a clause or expresses the purpose of an action. "too" is an adverb which means also, likewise, in addition or extremely, very (too hot, too much; i'm english, too).

    ..."is it" or "it is"? => are you asking a question? or are you making a statement? now, i can tell english is not your first language.


    you might wanna proof read before posting specially if you are correcting someone's english skills in a public forum. not knowing the difference between these two simple words, as you have said, "reflects poor english skills".
    Last edit by CarribRN on Sep 28, '11
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    Always be with good hope................. pray god you will definitely succeed. now lot of requirements are coming in ontario. i.e. hamilton health sciences region................ be self motivated.
    Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Jan 14, '12 : Reason: text-speak/non-standard abbreviations - see ToS
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    I am a new RPN (ontario) I jst passed CPNRE last september 2012 and am currently in the process of getting registered. For the meantime, I am planning to undergo CPR/First aid training while waiting for my license. I have tried searching months ago and saw online that there are different classes of training. I was wondering which kind of training is specifically suitable for an Ontario RPN? I would also like to have the 3-yr valid certificate. can anyone give me a link or suggest which place I should have the training? thank you!
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    You would be looking for a HCP ( health care provider) CPR. Even if the certificate says it is valid for 3 years,an employer may stipulate it has to be renewed every year.
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    Quote from jay_j
    I am a new RPN (ontario) I jst passed CPNRE last september 2012 and am currently in the process of getting registered. For the meantime, I am planning to undergo CPR/First aid training while waiting for my license. I have tried searching months ago and saw online that there are different classes of training. I was wondering which kind of training is specifically suitable for an Ontario RPN? I would also like to have the 3-yr valid certificate. can anyone give me a link or suggest which place I should have the training? thank you!
    jay_j did you undergo CPR/First aid training? Does it help you to find a job? Cause I'm thinking about that too, I'm still in a process of saving money.lol..
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    Quote from feljade20

    jay_j did you undergo CPR/First aid training? Does it help you to find a job? Cause I'm thinking about that too, I'm still in a process of saving money.lol..


    hello feljade. yes I did last November. I took the HCP level training. i still haven't landed a job but it helps coz they usually require it along with some other courses depending on the job they are posting.
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