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    Hi there,
    I am an IEN too and in fact currently licensed in Nova Scotia.All the acute care facilities never contacted me back apart from the acknowledgement I received on submission of job applications.I got replies from Nursing agencies offering me full time jobs but once I told them I require an LMO for them to file in my behalf,they never respond back.I got one LTC facility who finally said will take me fulltime Nights and willing to apply for my LMO but up to this time since April when I had the interview and they accepted me,that elusive LMO has not been filed yet.Lots of rreasons they are giving me,not enough advertisement,etc etc...Really frustrating ...

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    Quote from dvsbec
    I haven't taken the CRNE yet - I only received my approval to sit from CRNNS a few weeks ago. I'm hoping to secure a job first before we come, and sit the exam when I get there. I'll be travelling with my family, so am trying to avoid having the expense of making two separate trips if I possibly can.

    Where in Halifax are you? I'm looking at renting an apartment close to the city centre where the main hospitals are (well, if they give me the job of course!) so that we are central and can walk most places. Am feeling a bit nervous about the whole driving on the wrong side of the road issue!

    I wish I would have been wiser back then .I got too excited when I received my eligibility for the exam.Thought since I saw jobs advertised,it will be easier and more appealing to an employer if one is licensed.I live close to IWK and QE II.Few minutes drive to Halifax Infirmary. Exactly the purpose of me targetting to live in this area because these are the main hospitals here in Halifax .I walk to the shops like Sobeys(Coles or safeway/woolworth back home) and shoppers drug mart( chemist/priceline)lots of apartments nearby depending on your budget.You will be okay with the driving.Dont forget to bring a statement from your car insurance,will make a lot of difference with your initial insurance premiums here.One company gave a quote of $8000 which is really hilarious considering we bought our car for $850.

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    in my case,our hospital coordinator did it and she also functions as the hr resource person.hr should be best to fill it up because they have the records of your employment details or it will be entirely up to you whoever is more accesible between your don or hr. for the ielts see highlighted note below,i copied and pasted this from the crnns website.i do not think they will accept results coming from you.

    international english language testing

    system (ielts)
    overall band score no lower
    than 6.5 with a speaking band
    score of 7.0 on the academic
    test
    note: we may be able to download your
    test results directly from the company if you
    provide us with your test report form
    number

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    For Bec, thanks for sharing yours,It is most likely then that Capital health is true to its words.Have you taken your CRNE yet? CRNNS does not even issue temporary registration anymore if you have not completed a criminal record check.I did the mistake of having the college do the checks for me and it took 3 long painful months to be completed(been to 3 countries plus 4 states in Australia).I didn't think it can be done otherwise before.Best to do it yourself and it will come way cheaper as well. Do not get impatient,sit and enjoy our nice summer in Australia.If you may want to learn from my experience,secure a job offer first, get your work permit then come over.good luck

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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    LMO can take anything from a couple of weeks to a few months, really does vary. I live about 2 hours from Halifax and I think the hospital is another 40 mins away from me. I currently do not have a work permit but we are hoping to have PR within the next 12 months. Busy getting sorted for CRNE. Be aware that they will not issue you a work permit without a medical and they as far as I am aware will send you the forms that need completing (There are a couple of recognised places in Halifax that can do the medicals and I used the one at the university for my student visa) May have to see if you can get an extension on your visa to stay otherwise you may have to leave. Where are you from?
    Really that long for an LMO? the medical results, did it take long to come back as well?have you had any experience applying for an extension or has anybody reading this thread has an experience in applying for a visa extension and got approval or denial ? getting undecided now as the expense of going back to Australia might not be worth if an extension is forthcoming.

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    Yes it has to come straight from your employer.You may try taking the form to your HR or your manager and get them fill it up while you wait,get them to seal it on your employers envelope (with logo if possible) then send the mail yourself.This is just a suggestion on my part if your employer is hopeless with these things.Dont want to get in trouble with CRNNS

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    Thanks Janfrn/Siverdragon.I have attended an interview with an LTC and waiting for the result.May I know Silverdragon where is this facility crying out for nurses.I would be most eager to walk-in for a check if accessible for me.I live at central halifax .How long did you have to wait for your hubby's LMO to get approved then your work permit to be issued? I have a month and a half left and I am hoping I will have enough time to apply for my workpermit provided they offer me that job.

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    I just attended the interview a few days ago and I think they are still checking references-the most thorough and longest interview I have had in my whole nursing career.I am presently in Halifax on a temporary entry.The place is lovely and like it to bits.Some of the commodities here are more expensive like meat products and some dry goods.Crustaceans as I mentioned I my other posts are comparatively cheaper.I think I started with my paperworks in September 2009.Once CRNNS got all my verifications from school and previous registrations,they are quick.Got all sorted out by the end of November.I found my prospective employer online,everything here (well mostly)works online.Like Capital health or those hospitals under it does their recruitment online.I walked in to a couple of the hospitals in Halifax and Dartmouth and I was told I have to submit my application online thru Capital health.I gave them a copy of my CV anyway but that did not help.Give it a try,it is actually best to start sending applications once you receive your eligibility because this will be the first thing they ask when you submit an application.

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    If this is the case then it definitely is not the best time for IENs to make their move to Canada.. hard for me as I really come to love this place.Love the walks at pt.pleasant,the crabs and oh so yummy lobster at a very affordable cost.Still,not giving up hope that something might turn up at the last minute

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    If you are not prepared to work in a long term care facility and only wish to land a hospital job,look into my journey in coming here.You may want to proceed and get on with your eligibility and the CRNE as things may change in the coming months/years?.In my case,been here since mid January,took the CRNE in February got my Criminal record checks completed in long 3 months and finally got my precious Nova scotia license last week.Before I made my move to initiate my applicaion for eligibility,I searched through Nova scotia nurse jobs and seemed to find a lot of RN jobs advertised hence got the inspiration to proceed.To date,only got one job interview and it is with an LTC..Not my first choice but If I nail the job,I will consider it as a new development and another dimension in my nursing career.So, there you go I hope this gives you a bit of an idea .But of course,your case may be as totally different as mine.They might find your specialty more wanted.Good luck.

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    Are there any IENs presently in Nova scotia trying to get a job in an Acute care facility and having difficulty? I travelled here in January with the purpose of taking the CRNE and at the same time to look for a job so I can apply for my work permit.I have since cleared the exam and got my new CRNNS license but so far no job offer.I have submitted numerous online applications thru capital health but no success so far.The thing is I have seen the same job being reposted 2-3 times and how come my application has not even progressed to the interview stage. I sent them few follow-up emails asking wether they consider IENs for the job and not just canadian trained nurses,their answer is,"It is their way of building a case to the HRDC that a position can not be filled-up by canadians".That is fine,but for a period of 3-4 months?I am now thinking that maybe they find my experience not suited even though my previous and most recent experience matched the job requirements being advertised. I am an old nurse 15+ years experience in Med-Surg,Orthopedics and neonatal nursing.Anybody out there,fellow IENs having the same predicament as mine? Or are there anybody who has the exact opposite to my story? please share..I am now nearing the end of my legal stay and thinking about the 5months just gone like that...no job & finance depleted.It is very disheartening.....

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    Hi,I have been a nurse in adelaide for 2 years before moving to Sydney in 2005.I am also trained in the Philippines but have also worked in Singapore for 6 years before that.You see I did not have to take any bridging course,I just had to pass the English qualifying exam.The Nurses board of South Australia accepts IELTS(Academic) or OET.I am not familiar with the type of visa you used but I utilized the Subclass 457 which is a temporary work visa valid for 4 years.It is an employer nomination scheme.You need in your case to have your qualifications assessed by the ANMC first if you have not done so already,you can look up their website and download forms.I am just not clear how you managed to obtain a work visa without a job offer or sponsorship .Are you in Adelaide yet?I might be posting irrelevant informations by now , if you still require further specific information,you might want to update your post.All the best .



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