Attention IEN's: Things you should know to make your move to Canada much easier. - page 3

Hi all: On behalf of my fellow IEN's, would someone who has gone through the process of immigrating to the different provinces in Canada, please share with us your experiences and the things we can do before actually getting... Read More

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    Thats a quick reply! Thanks!
    Yes i will definitely call them again and clarify my concern and hope I can get an assessment soon.

    Maybe I think your application coming from United states were process speedily than my application coming from the Philippines. Just maybe, and your Nursing education doesnt require a lot of thinking or assessment compared to mine. With my case , I graduated BS in |Respiratory Therapy and BS in Nursing but still I don't know what will be their assessment.

    Anyway thanks a lot for sharing... Take Care

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    :angryfire:angryfireSo, remind me why I chose Ontario again? Not a huge difference, but a difference indeed.

    You know its all about not knowing what you should know, you know? As soon as I land in Canada, I will be mailing off all the rest of the necessary paper work to CNO: work permit.
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    Quote from clay07
    :angryfire:angryfireSo, remind me why I chose Ontario again? Not a huge difference, but a difference indeed.

    You know its all about not knowing what you should know, you know? As soon as I land in Canada, I will be mailing off all the rest of the necessary paper work to CNO: work permit.
    Thanks Janfrn.
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    rogue2578, you have to remember that until all the documentation the College requires has been received, they aren't even going to look at your application. They will just wait until all the boxes have been ticked, meaning that PRC has sent in your verification of registration, your nursing school has sent your transcripts, your employer has verified your employment, your IELTS scores are conveyed, etc. For some people everything is done very quickly because they have limited numbers of documents they have to submit and the responsible parties have been prompt in sending off the paperwork. Others have to wait because they've left out a piece of paper, or they didn't include their fees, or the school can't find their records. I promise you that the College doesn't just decide NOT to look at a person's application because they're having a bad day. They'll get to your application when they get to it.
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    Quote from rogue2578
    Thats a quick reply! Thanks!
    Yes i will definitely call them again and clarify my concern and hope I can get an assessment soon.

    Maybe I think your application coming from United states were process speedily than my application coming from the Philippines. Just maybe, and your Nursing education doesnt require a lot of thinking or assessment compared to mine. With my case , I graduated BS in |Respiratory Therapy and BS in Nursing but still I don't know what will be their assessment.

    Anyway thanks a lot for sharing... Take Care
    you're welcome.
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    clay07, until the interest in Canada began to grow and people started asking questions about registering in Canada, I didn't know any of this stuff either. I only knew what happened to me when I moved from Manitoba to Alberta. And how much it all cost me... $$$$$$$ Even just moving two provinces over the process took nearly two months' processing time.
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    Janfrn:

    I guess that's why they say some people are trail blazers.... at a cost!!!! Appreciate you and others on the forum for having shared your experiences as well as advice.


    Thanks again.
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    rogue2578,
    Do not despair - the CNO call-center is notoriously insufficient, but the organization itself is fair and functional, if you follow their rules. They don't have preferential treatment for US candidates. They treat all applications the same, as long as they are complete. When you called, did they tell you that they have all the documents they need from you? See, that is the key phrase. I called them in May, was told that my application is complete and that CNO has all the documents they need for assesment. At the risk of being a pain, I got them to repeat it several times (different calls to different customer reps). I'd rather have them annoyed with me, than receive misleading info, as it has happened with CNO a few times before. All the reps I spoke with told me that it would take at least 12 weeks for the assesment of my file. If fact, two of them said 12 weeks, and another one said 15 weeks, and became rude when I mentioned the other two responses. So I left it at that. Five days after those calls I received an official letter from the CNO telling me that my file has been assesed and now I am eligible to sit for the CRNE exam. Needless to say, I didn't complain that it took 5 days insted of 15 weeks!
    Point of the story is: don't get emotional when dealing with bureaucrats, make sure that you've done everything that's required on your part, and check/re-check/triple-check all the info you receive from them.
    And by the way, if you do get approve in June (I hope you do!), immediately ask them if they can e-mail you the application form for the exam. The nearest CRNE is in October, and the registration deadline's in July. There's no guarantee that CNO will get you the application form in time through regular mail.
    Good luck!
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    point of the story is: don't get emotional when dealing with bureaucrats, make sure that you've done everything that's required on your part, and check/re-check/triple-check all the info you receive from them.
    and by the way, if you do get approve in june (i hope you do!), immediately ask them if they can e-mail you the application form for the exam. the nearest crne is in october, and the registration deadline's in july. there's no guarantee that cno will get you the application form in time through regular mail.
    good luck!



    shurchik ,thank you! the best advise i received...significantly you gave me a vivid explanation. im just waiting in vain for their verdict, thinking that it will take however long it takes.
    as matter of fact, i already have all expected parties such my school, (prc) license verification etc sent all the pertinent document way back march. i even called last april 21, 2009 a csr told me that cno already received all the paper works needed to begin their assessment.

    and yesterday just out of the blue i decided why not give them a call and i just might get an answer. but much to my dismay i got a disappointing feedback adding 12 weeks more to my agony. i was like what???...

    anyways, you are absoultely right about how to deal with the system. i should do what i have to and all else in my power to ask and verify triple times or more those informations.

    i am just grateful for your advise. . i never knew anyone i could ask this about.
    thanks again!
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    Thank you for letting me know in advance I am sure that will come in handy pretty soon!
    Is there any lab book and med book (Canada) you would recommend me to get so I get myself prepared?


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