Alberta or manitoba? - page 2

Where is the perfect life for an LPN? Alberta or Manitoba ? Job wise, security wise , weather wise and of course saving some bucks wise ? Thanks :)))... Read More

  1. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    We keep repeating that there are few jobs available for IENs and yet you all seem to ignore our warnings.

    I'm Canadian, I live in Alberta, I have been applying to AHS for 2 years and finally had an interview. I was told I probably won't be hired because I'm not in the nursing union. I also received two rejection emails for other positions I applied for.

    Simply put, stay where you are until the job market here in Canada opens up. I'd hate to see you all waste your time and money coming here only to be disappointed.
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  2. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    He double LLs, I'm in the union, been with AHS since 2004 and still can't get interviewed for some jobs because I don't have enough seniority!
  3. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Unbelievable! Yet AHS whines because there's a nursing shortage. I've decided to stay casual at my job so that when I move I'm still in the system. I'll pick up very occasionally, which they are fine with.
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  4. Visit  new2012grad profile page
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    It seems to be quite deceiving by posting a lot of LPN positions on AHS now I feel if its same as ontario !! why did I even think to apply alberta lisence this is what I feel now so discouraged! #new grad from ontario .
  5. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Positions are posted, some of which remain unfilled for months. That's an old HR tactic. The number of postings is deceiving. Also, AHS hires internally first. If you are willing to work rural, that's your way in. Rural facilities are often in need of LPNs and RNs.
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  6. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    See, there's the huge red flag. If a unit has to hire from the outside, it's hell on earth to work in. New grads have usually been hired as casuals and have taken those jobs just to get into the system and get their seniority started. The medicine and surgery float pools are always looking for staff. Care of the Aged/Transition units usually hire from outside because they are just like working nursing homes but in a hospital setting (and they often have some of the most inept managers in the system).

    AHS isn't out to make friends.
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  7. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Medicine, surgery, ortho will usually always hire new grads. Most nurses run away from these units after a period of time, due to the heavy workload and staffing. But that's your way in. Also LTC units.
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  8. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    I'll take just about anything to get my foot in the door. But I can't even get an interview on a geri unit or ortho.

    The AHS homecare nurses inform me that there are loads of jobs posted on the job boards.

    To those thinking of moving to Alberta there are plenty of LPN homecare jobs but these require your own vehicle and are non-union.
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  9. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    I'm shocked that it's been that challenging for you. AHS is cutting back, but you have experience and new grads are still hired. E people has been up and running for a couple months, so that's not an issue. Have you tried LTC units through AHS also? They need people too. Well casual is the way to go then.
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  10. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    Its rare that casual LPN positions are posted on the AHS public site.

    At any one time I've only seen at the max 24 LPN postings in my city on the AHS site.

    I just noticed a casual position posted for a transition unit. I have all the qualifications they're looking for. So I'll submit my resume tomorrow and see what happens.
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  11. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Also, the new South Calgary site will probably continue to have some openings for casual LPNs.
  12. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    I'm shocked that it's been that challenging for you. AHS is cutting back, but you have experience and new grads are still hired. E people has been up and running for a couple months, so that's not an issue. Have you tried LTC units through AHS also? They need people too. Well casual is the way to go then.
    New grads are cheaper to hire. New grad LPN is around $24/hr. Final step, experienced LPN is $32.

    Budgets cuts.
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  13. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Do you think they are overlooking Juli's resume based on the fact that she costs more than a new grad? Sneaky. I never thought of it that way. Experience should count for something!

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