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Alberta hiring freeze

  1. 0 Hello,

    Have a question for anyone who may know... I live in winnipeg, been an RN for 2 1/2yrs and applied recently for my license in Alberta. I just found out there is a hiring freeze!
    If anyone knows please feel free to share with me if I have a chance of getting my license approved? If so, will I be able to get a job? Specifically in calgary...
  2. Visit  courtney1987 profile page

    About courtney1987

    Joined Feb '13; Posts: 26; Likes: 4.

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  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Lots of discussing of this subject here in this thread http://allnurses.com/nursing-in-cana...487-page2.html
  4. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    CARNA will give you a license.

    Just don't expect to find a job anytime in the next 6 months to a year.

    The provincial colleges have nothing to do with finding you work. They just take our money and provide our liability insurance.
    itsmejuli, loriangel14, and joanna73 like this.
  5. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    How is living at wetawiskin? It's rural but are there buses running from edmonton?
  6. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    They sell a lot of cars there.

    Nah, you'll need a car.
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  7. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    I'd forget about coming to Calgary for a while.... Things are not looking good as far as nursing jobs
  8. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    Wetaskiwin is surrounded by four First Nations reserves. These are Ermineskin, Louis Bull, Montana and Samson. They have a reputation for being high-crime areas - guns, drugs, domestic violence and such. There are issues related to poverty as well. Wetaskiwin's hospital is a busy one.

    Greyhound runs one bus a day from Edmonton to Wetaskiwin (leaves at 0045 and arrives at 0205) and vice versa (leaves 0445 and arrives 0605). Fares are around $18-25 one way. Red Arrow doesn't go to Wetaskiwin. Highway 2 isn't a friendly place when it snows... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...44342787,d.cGE
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  9. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    Thanks ladies ! I had an interview with a manager down there and was thinking if its a good idea to move from Toronto ATM especially when every one is talking about the freeze .

    Good insight! Thanks once again
  10. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Just remember, if they have to interview people from out of province, there is a pretty good reason locals don't want the job!
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  11. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    That's so true ! It's just better for me to stick to my partime job here with some casual shifts which runs my house and living in Toronto ! Lol
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  12. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    After nurses retired, our facility could not find anyone. Rural location, politics, chronic understaffing. More or less the same deal for many small towns, so they're always hiring.

    The pluses? You learn more in a rural location (simply because you're it), and lots of work available. My loans are paid and I've saved enough for a down payment for a home in 3 years.

    If you want full time work, rural will give you that, but beware. It's not for everyone. I don't regret it, but aside from a temp job, I probably won't work rural again.

    BTW, I'm from Toronto and a few of my colleagues are from the Eastern Provinces. ON has been terrible for work since 2008, so I know exactly what you're experiencing. ON has always carried massive debt. Too many people, few jobs, especially in the GTA.

    Maybe some of us should consider starting a business together. Working for someone else sucks.
    Last edit by joanna73 on Mar 26, '13
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  13. Visit  Trishrpn80 profile page
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    I agree with joanna working rural areas provides lots of benefits but it isnt for everyone...
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  14. Visit  aywl profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    After nurses retired, our facility could not find anyone. Rural location, politics, chronic understaffing. More or less the same deal for many small towns, so they're always hiring.

    The pluses? You learn more in a rural location (simply because you're it), and lots of work available. My loans are paid and I've saved enough for a down payment for a home in 3 years.

    If you want full time work, rural will give you that, but beware. It's not for everyone. I don't regret it, but aside from a temp job, I probably won't work rural again.

    BTW, I'm from Toronto and a few of my colleagues are from the Eastern Provinces. ON has been terrible for work since 2008, so I know exactly what you're experiencing. ON has always carried massive debt. Too many people, few jobs, especially in the GTA.

    Maybe some of us should consider starting a business together. Working for someone else sucks.
    Starting business, that's exactly I am thinking and doing now, I have been working for others almost 20 years now, sucks, your boss always kick you out if she/he doesn't need u, luckily, I have built the base of my business, I don't have to go Hungary even if I lost my job now, but plan to continue with part time job to save money to expand my business, after 3 to 4 years, I will be financially free;
    joanna73 likes this.


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