moving home to canada - page 2

Hi there, I'm looking for any advice on moving back home to canada,preferably NS or NB,I have been in the US for 10 yrs now and miss home alot. I'm in the process of getting my license in both... Read More

  1. by   CanuckRNX2
    Quote from code_nurse
    Hello there Maritime Nurse

    I've been a nurse for 10 years in Beautiful Northern New Brunswick. I'm working as a nurse manager on a surgical unit and can tell you you wouldn't regret making the move to a peaceful little town...My oh My do I sound like a recruiter or what? LOL Let me know if you're interested and we can talk some more.

    Code Nurse
    How far North are you? Do you have to be bilingual? it seems alot of positions that I look at that you need to be. Unfortunately I am not.
  2. by   maritime nurse
    Quote from code_nurse
    Hello there Maritime Nurse

    I've been a nurse for 10 years in Beautiful Northern New Brunswick. I'm working as a nurse manager on a surgical unit and can tell you you wouldn't regret making the move to a peaceful little town...My oh My do I sound like a recruiter or what? LOL Let me know if you're interested and we can talk some more.

    Code Nurse
    Hi There,
    I have a few friends up on the miramichi, Are you any where near there or are you up farther like bathurst? We are trying to pick a place near both our families, good jobs for both of us ,good schools. Y'know what everyone wants.
    Do you know if it would better if I had my BSN or MSN ? I was looking into doing it but not sure if it's worth it.Any advice? Nice to talk to you.
  3. by   maritime nurse
    Quote from CanuckRNX2
    Sorry it took a couple of days to get back to you. Busy with the kids and the BIG storm LOL. we got about 3 inches here.
    My cupboards are always full of Tetley tea bags, and candy!
    My friend in Fredricton is always tellign em to come home, the houses are cheaper, temp jobs turn into perm jobs etc. Good luck with your decision. Hopefully we will make it back someday as well.
    Hope to talk to you again soon.
    Hi Again,

    I know how you feel, I don't know how much snow we have just tired of having to move it,shovel it etc. Our cupboard is full of red rose tea, my mother will have no other. LOL The few places I looked at home were cheaper if they were on small lots, but I found land expensive, I'd really rather build if I could.I've also heard that you can get all the hours that you want but I would rather have a set schedule than live by a beeper.
    Talk to you soon!!
  4. by   maritime nurse
    Quote from gchelak
    Hi:
    I am moving back to Canada as soon as I finish school (nursing) and my suggestion to you is to get your dual citizenship if you have been in the US for more than 5 yrs. You never know what the future might hold- and you will be able to work in either country. Dual citizenship is OK between Canada and the US and takes about 4 months tops and about $300.
    Good luck!
    Hi there,
    I didn't think I could get Dual citizenship that you had to give up one or the other. I guess I will have to look into that, then at least I wouldn't feel like I wasted my money on a green card.
    Thanks for the tip.
  5. by   code_nurse
    Quote from CanuckRNX2
    How far North are you? Do you have to be bilingual? it seems alot of positions that I look at that you need to be. Unfortunately I am not.

    Hi there CanuckRNX2,

    I live by the Bay of Chaleur in Bathurst. It is approximatly 250 kms (150 miles) north of Moncton. It is a bilingual town - 52% English vs 48% French- and yes they prefer that you're bilingual. If you have knowledge of French and show interest of learning, than it can be a different story. Miramichi hospital - 45 min. drive from here and they are mostly English. You were thinking of moving?

    Code nurse
  6. by   CanuckRNX2
    Quote from code_nurse
    Hi there CanuckRNX2,

    I live by the Bay of Chaleur in Bathurst. It is approximatly 250 kms (150 miles) north of Moncton. It is a bilingual town - 52% English vs 48% French- and yes they prefer that you're bilingual. If you have knowledge of French and show interest of learning, than it can be a different story. Miramichi hospital - 45 min. drive from here and they are mostly English. You were thinking of moving?

    Code nurse

    Hi yes, always thinking of the possiblity of moving home. We have been in the US for 13 years, but yet it will never feel like home.I am originally from southern NB.
  7. by   code_nurse
    Quote from maritime nurse
    Hi There,
    I have a few friends up on the miramichi, Are you any where near there or are you up farther like bathurst? We are trying to pick a place near both our families, good jobs for both of us ,good schools. Y'know what everyone wants.
    Do you know if it would better if I had my BSN or MSN ? I was looking into doing it but not sure if it's worth it.Any advice? Nice to talk to you.

    Hey there maritime nurse,

    Yes, I'm from the Bathurst region. May I ask where your families are from? and what does your spouse?

    As for a BSN of MSN, it opens more doors and an increase in salary. I'm not sure how much more for a master's, but for a bachelor it's around 0.60$ more an hour.

    Code nurse
  8. by   racingfan
    There are a tonne of jobs in Halifax. I graduated in December and my entire class is working already.

    http://www.careerbeacon.com/apps/pbc...ory=CBPROFILES

    Relocation Allowance

    In order for us to recruit nurses, the Nursing Strategy offers financial support for relocation to Nova Scotia.

    This program is administered by the employer. New recruits may apply for reimbursement as part of the employment process.

    The Nursing Strategy offers financial support for relocation to Nova Scotia. Up to $5,000 is available to nurses from outside the province who wish to relocate and work as nurses in Nova Scotia.


    http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/nursing/default.htm
  9. by   maritime nurse
    Quote from code_nurse
    Hey there maritime nurse,

    Yes, I'm from the Bathurst region. May I ask where your families are from? and what does your spouse?

    As for a BSN of MSN, it opens more doors and an increase in salary. I'm not sure how much more for a master's, but for a bachelor it's around 0.60$ more an hour.

    Code nurse
    Hi There,
    My family is from NS, my husband's from NB and he's and electrician. We would probably like to be nearer to my family in NS but it all depends on the jobs. The ratios where you are sounds too high for me. (i usually work nights). I would perfer 4-5 pts per nurse, of all the different assignments I've had I usual feel the most comfortable with that. (depending on care level of course). I don't know if I would be able to handle 8-9 pt anymore.
    Take Care
  10. by   maritime nurse
    Quote from racingfan
    There are a tonne of jobs in Halifax. I graduated in December and my entire class is working already.

    http://www.careerbeacon.com/apps/pbc...ory=CBPROFILES

    Relocation Allowance

    In order for us to recruit nurses, the Nursing Strategy offers financial support for relocation to Nova Scotia.

    This program is administered by the employer. New recruits may apply for reimbursement as part of the employment process.

    The Nursing Strategy offers financial support for relocation to Nova Scotia. Up to $5,000 is available to nurses from outside the province who wish to relocate and work as nurses in Nova Scotia.


    http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/nursing/default.htm
    I think this is also available to Nurses coming to New brunswick. But don't you have to obtain full time employment???
  11. by   Teachchildren123
    Quote from gchelak
    Hi:
    I am moving back to Canada as soon as I finish school (nursing) and my suggestion to you is to get your dual citizenship if you have been in the US for more than 5 yrs. You never know what the future might hold- and you will be able to work in either country. Dual citizenship is OK between Canada and the US and takes about 4 months tops and about $300.
    Good luck!
    Hi there! How refreshing to hear from folks from home!!!

    Actually, I am in western New York (Buffalo) but was raised in the Gaspe Peninsula. So, when people ask me:"Where are you coming from?" I get this all the time, since I never could hide my accent, even if I have being here for more than 10 years. I always answer:"I am from the far east Quebec, right North of New Brunswick. My mom can see the NB coast from her kitchen window! We are the same people! Yes, I am sure you can feel it, I get homesick too!

    Last summer, I left Buffalo, drove by Boston went North and did the coast of Maine.... Ho! My God! It's super-awesome and quaint there. I fell in love. And the wild scents: pine trees, flowery-like fragrances and the mix with the seabreeze. The fishing towns, the wharfs, the lobster, the nice-people.... I could not get enough. I really flirted with the idea of going there to stay one day.

    Then, we did the coast of NB (missed St-Andrew and Campobello) loved it too! St-John's on the Sunday afternoon with it's old fashion houses that reminded me of MGM movie studio, l'Acadie: pres de mon coeur with Caraquet/Grand-Anse's church. I got home in the Bay of Chaleurs (1600 miles one way) after dinner-time. Still in haaaa! The states are nice, home is home thought.:hatparty:

    Any hospital you guys would recommend in Maine? I thought that one village was as cute as another, I enjoy "York" and "Belfast". Just like a suprise for me. Now, I can understand why Marguerite Yourcenar (one of my fav. french author) lived and died in Maine!

    OK, I am getting too long now, in the excitement of finding you!
    I am interested in dual citizenship however, just in case. Is it still lawful? How do we go about this? Does any of you had to get it? The more infos. you could provide me, I would be very grateful.
    Yours,
    Connyrn "frog-morue-frenchie" whichever you wanna call me and specially "gaspesienne"! :biere:
  12. by   canoehead
    I'm from Nova Scotia, and did my training in New Glasgow, now in Maine. Been here 7 years and NS is still home for me. Unfortunately a friend of mine moved home a couple years ago and within a year they had laid her off, in spite of the need for nurses. They would hire temporary positions, and change them from full time to 0.2-0.4 during the off season. I feel very cautious about going back. Although I would love to be home I haven't heard about any improvements in working conditions.
  13. by   gchelak
    Quote from maritime nurse
    Hi there,
    I didn't think I could get Dual citizenship that you had to give up one or the other. I guess I will have to look into that, then at least I wouldn't feel like I wasted my money on a green card.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Between Canada and the US- you can get your dual without giving up anything. With other countries it may be different (S Korea will not let you have dual or they will renounce you I believe)

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