Canada's Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) - page 6

by breech

Hello everyone! Anybody in here who is undergoing the Provincial Nominee Program in any provinces in Canada by their employer? It would be much appreciated if you will share your experiences and could also share the... Read More


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    Quote from justyzz
    once again i am pleased with how fast things have been for you. could you tell me when you recieved your acknowledgemnt of reciept?
    I recieved my acknowledgement of receipt of my working visa on Dec. 5, 2008 together with the notice for medicals. I haven't yet received any correspondence of my permanent residence application from the embassy.
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    i hope my application runs quick and smooth as yours. any news on the work permit application?

    Quote from breech
    I recieved my acknowledgement of receipt of my working visa on Dec. 5, 2008 together with the notice for medicals. I haven't yet received any correspondence of my permanent residence application from the embassy.
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    No, not yet. Still waiting for the visa.. hopefully..
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    january 2008 submitted crnbc application and at the same time looking for canadian employer.

    march 2008 pre-assessment letter received from crnbc asking me a copy of the retake
    scores of tests 3 and 5 of the june 2006 nle.

    april 2008 assessed and made eligible with crnbc.

    june 2008 interview with the employer over the phone.

    july 2008 received job offer thru email.

    august 2008 provincial nominee program (pnp) application started.

    october 1, 2008 pnp application sent to ministry of economic development for
    nomination by health match bc.

    october 14, 2008 successful nomination from the province of british columbia as provincial nominee.

    october 27, 2008 received an e-mail telling me of the successful nomination.

    november 3, 2008 received permanent residence application package from bc pnp office.

    november 10, 2008 visa application sent to canadian embassy, manila. (work permit & permanent
    residence applications). payment made thru manager’s check and bank draft.
    work permit – php 6,300 ($150 cad), permanent residence – php 22,000 ($550 cad).

    november 12, 2008 all documents were returned and received notice of incorrect payment processing
    fee. (effective november 10, 2008, the processing fee for work permit is
    php 6,000.00 equivalent to $150 cad due to currency fluctuation.

    november 15, 2008 documents resent to canadian embassy, manila.

    december 5, 2008 - received notice for medicals from the embassy:d

    december 8, 2008 - medicals completed

    present - waiting for the next notice from the embassy
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    Quote from breech
    january 2008 submitted crnbc application and at the same time looking for canadian employer.

    march 2008 pre-assessment letter received from crnbc asking me a copy of the retake
    scores of tests 3 and 5 of the june 2006 nle.

    april 2008 assessed and made eligible with crnbc.

    june 2008 interview with the employer over the phone.

    july 2008 received job offer thru email.

    august 2008 provincial nominee program (pnp) application started.

    october 1, 2008 pnp application sent to ministry of economic development for
    nomination by health match bc.

    october 14, 2008 successful nomination from the province of british columbia as provincial nominee.

    october 27, 2008 received an e-mail telling me of the successful nomination.

    november 3, 2008 received permanent residence application package from bc pnp office.

    november 10, 2008 visa application sent to canadian embassy, manila. (work permit & permanent
    residence applications). payment made thru manager’s check and bank draft.
    work permit – php 6,300 ($150 cad), permanent residence – php 22,000 ($550 cad).

    november 12, 2008 all documents were returned and received notice of incorrect payment processing
    fee. (effective november 10, 2008, the processing fee for work permit is
    php 6,000.00 equivalent to $150 cad due to currency fluctuation.

    november 15, 2008 documents resent to canadian embassy, manila.

    december 5, 2008 - received notice for medicals from the embassy:d

    december 8, 2008 - medicals completed

    present - waiting for the next notice from the embassy

    hi breech!

    what's the progress in your application? i'm about to pass my papers in crnbc. i hope mine will run as smooth and as fast as yours. i have to pray harder for this.

    can i just ask, after you received your eligibility from crnbc, was it fast to look for an employer? i mean, did you just contact them through email? i don't have any work experience yet, i am currently applying in some hospitals here in the philippines. and it's really hard to be considered. so i'm thinking if i can get a job now, i can earn a work experience while my application is processing so that when the time comes i have to look for an employer, i can confidently say i am currently employed. do you think it will help for them to qualify me?what health care facility did you applied in bc and which of them accepted your application?

    hope you can help me with my queries...
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    Quote from polkadots
    Hi breech!

    What's the progress in your application? I'm about to pass my papers in CRNBC. I hope mine will run as smooth and as fast as yours. I have to pray harder for this.

    Can I just ask, after you received your eligibility from CRNBC, was it fast to look for an employer? I mean, did you just contact them through email? I don't have any work experience yet, I am currently applying in some hospitals here in the Philippines. And it's really hard to be considered. So I'm thinking if I can get a job now, I can earn a work experience while my application is processing so that when the time comes I have to look for an employer, I can confidently say I am currently employed. Do you think it will help for them to qualify me?What health care facility did you applied in BC and which of them accepted your application?

    Hope you can help me with my queries...

    Hello polkadots,

    Looking for an employer was my biggest hurdle since I had only 6 mos ICU training experience. Some health authorities will require at least 1 yr as staff nurse. I contacted all the health authorities in BC but they require at least 2-3 yrs experience. Having an eligiblity from CRNBC won't gurantee that you can have an employer right away, its just one of the pre-requisite requirements before you will be considered. So I can say, its quiet a gamble. But I was just so patient enough in contacting them and eventually, I was interviewed by Interior Health and offered a job and things just went through.

    Some of my friends are having hard time looking for an employer this time across BC because there were many Canadian new grads that will be prioritize first. In fact, they already obtain eligibility from CRNBC. These new Canadian new graduates have just graduated last Nov. 2008

    I'm not trying to discourage you but I'm sharing to you the real world.

    At present, Im still waiting for the next notice from the embassy. I'll keep posted this thread.

    Good luck and God bless in your application!:wink2:
    Let me know if I can be of help.
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    Quote from breech
    Hello polkadots,

    Looking for an employer was my biggest hurdle since I had only 6 mos ICU training experience. Some health authorities will require at least 1 yr as staff nurse. I contacted all the health authorities in BC but they require at least 2-3 yrs experience. Having an eligiblity from CRNBC won't gurantee that you can have an employer right away, its just one of the pre-requisite requirements before you will be considered. So I can say, its quiet a gamble. But I was just so patient enough in contacting them and eventually, I was interviewed by Interior Health and offered a job and things just went through.

    Some of my friends are having hard time looking for an employer this time across BC because there were many Canadian new grads that will be prioritize first. In fact, they already obtain eligibility from CRNBC. These new Canadian new graduates have just graduated last Nov. 2008

    I'm not trying to discourage you but I'm sharing to you the real world.

    At present, Im still waiting for the next notice from the embassy. I'll keep posted this thread.

    Good luck and God bless in your application!:wink2:
    Let me know if I can be of help.
    Hi Breech! Thank you for your immediate and informative response. Actually I'm still weighing the pros and cons if I will push through with my application in Canada. But most probably I will go through with it. I am also processing my papers for the US and will take the NCLEX late Feb or early March of this year. But with the current situation with the US, I think I'm going to take a different route. I know it will not make the processing easier, but at least there will be a foreseeable progress if I apply in Canada. I will use the "waiting time" to gain experience for me to become productive and marketable for employers. I think now, with the economic crisis in the US, it would be a lot nicer to live and start a life in Canada. Regarding the Provincial Nominee Program, are you given a place to stay when you arrive in Canada? Where particularly in BC province are you going to be deployed? Will you start working with your 250 hours right away? And can someone accompany you going there?
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    Quote from polkadots
    Hi Breech! Thank you for your immediate and informative response. Actually I'm still weighing the pros and cons if I will push through with my application in Canada. But most probably I will go through with it. I am also processing my papers for the US and will take the NCLEX late Feb or early March of this year. But with the current situation with the US, I think I'm going to take a different route. I know it will not make the processing easier, but at least there will be a foreseeable progress if I apply in Canada. I will use the "waiting time" to gain experience for me to become productive and marketable for employers. I think now, with the economic crisis in the US, it would be a lot nicer to live and start a life in Canada. Regarding the Provincial Nominee Program, are you given a place to stay when you arrive in Canada? Where particularly in BC province are you going to be deployed? Will you start working with your 250 hours right away? And can someone accompany you going there?

    Just remeber that once you have already your eligibility from CRNBC, you are given 3 years to complete all the licensing requirements which include the 250 hour supervised work, that means you need an employer within this time period.

    My employer gave me a relocation allowance for my moving-in costs. I haven't asked them yet regarding my temporary accomodation. (Maybe once I have my visa) They just gave me a list of allowable reimbursable expenses. My workplace is in Creston, BC. I think all nurses must start the 250-hr supervised work before the full license will be granted plus passing the CRNE.

    I'm alone in going there..:zzzzz
    Last edit by breech on Jan 7, '09
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    Quote from breech
    Hello polkadots,

    Looking for an employer was my biggest hurdle since I had only 6 mos ICU training experience. Some health authorities will require at least 1 yr as staff nurse. I contacted all the health authorities in BC but they require at least 2-3 yrs experience. Having an eligiblity from CRNBC won't gurantee that you can have an employer right away, its just one of the pre-requisite requirements before you will be considered. So I can say, its quiet a gamble. But I was just so patient enough in contacting them and eventually, I was interviewed by Interior Health and offered a job and things just went through.

    Some of my friends are having hard time looking for an employer this time across BC because there were many Canadian new grads that will be prioritize first. In fact, they already obtain eligibility from CRNBC. These new Canadian new graduates have just graduated last Nov. 2008

    I'm not trying to discourage you but I'm sharing to you the real world.

    At present, Im still waiting for the next notice from the embassy. I'll keep posted this thread.

    Good luck and God bless in your application!:wink2:
    Let me know if I can be of help.
    Hello Breech. Congrats on making it this far. Anyway, I just would like to ask if your training in the ICU was volunteer or as a staff nurse? It's very hard to find employment nowadays and hospitals are saturated with nurses. My experience is only through volunteer training and i'm concerned that i may have a hard time looking for an employer, if ever.
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    Hello,

    It's not actually a volunteer training but rather a specialized training program catered by the hospital. We were titled as trainee. This is a pre-requisite for employment in this hospital if you consider applying for employment as staff nurse.

    The hospital won't hire you if you haven't underwent training with them.
    Last edit by breech on Jan 8, '09


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