Working Conditions, Wages and Benefits - page 2

I would like to hear from nurses all across Canada regarding the working conditions , wages and benefits that they are seeking and how this will effect the retention and recruitment of the nurses we... Read More

  1. by   cdl1605
    Is anybody out there aware of what sort of wage I would take home each month as a RN in neonates? I have 13 years experience in level 3 care in the UK and been offered a post but have a family to support and therefore need to know.
  2. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from cdl1605
    Is anybody out there aware of what sort of wage I would take home each month as a RN in neonates? I have 13 years experience in level 3 care in the UK and been offered a post but have a family to support and therefore need to know.
    See my first post on page one. The links in that post will tell you about cost of living in each province, give you an idea of wage grids by province and help you do the math. With thirteen years of experience, if you can get records of employment from the people who employed you proving it, you should be at the top of the pay scale... pretty good money in most places other than major cities.
  3. by   cdl1605
    Thanks janfrn. You have been extremely helpful with advice about pay, etc. I have now been able to work out approximate gross pay, cost of living and affordable housing. Thanks again. . I should be over there early next if all goes well.
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    So you've decided you can make a living wage in Canada. That's great!! Where will you be heading? I have friends in every province pretty much, and have lived in all but Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, but will confess to being partial to Alberta. Best of luck with all the hoop-jumping ahead...
  5. by   cdl1605
    I have a job offer on NICU at Surrey Memorial and following your help have worked out that I can afford to live withing commuting distance. Thanks
  6. by   bleep073
    Thank you for the reply Janfrn.Pay wise? how much do you think will i get per hour.. i have 12 years nursing experience. do i need to take exam to work as RN in Canada?
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    It depends where you are working how much you will make. It will also depend on whether the employer will recognize your previous work experience as to where you end up on the pay grid. Yes you will have to write the CRNE before you can work in Canada. May I suggest you spend some time reading the posts in the Canadian Nurses Forum; all your questions will be answered somethere in the posts. You found your way here, so I'm sure you can find the information you need.

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