Demand for Nurses in Canada - page 2

Could somebody give me current info regarding the current demand of nurses in Canada and the usual requirements for foreigners before they are employed in a hospital. Do you happen to know how many... Read More

  1. Visit  Pedi-Gree profile page
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    Hasn't something like that already happened in Canada? I'm sure I read about another province that imported a large number of nurses who then left for the US as soon as they'd worked off their relocation allowance. Didn't they use their Canadian nursing licenses to move to states that endorsed, something like 7 or 8 years ago?

    Whatever happened to dancing with the one that brought you?
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  2. Visit  Pedi-Gree profile page
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    oops, sorry
    Last edit by Pedi-Gree on Aug 20, '08 : Reason: computer glitch
  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from Pedi-Gree
    Hasn't something like that already happened in Canada? I'm sure I read about another province that imported a large number of nurses who then left for the US as soon as they'd worked off their relocation allowance. Didn't they use their Canadian nursing licenses to move to states that endorsed, something like 7 or 8 years ago?

    Whatever happened to dancing with the one that brought you?
    Probably did happen a few years ago but now regardless of state you have to apply for licensure and pass NCLEX.
  4. Visit  cocoy2go profile page
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    Quote from mctina_20
    well - just because you have seen 1 or 2 or 3 or ten Filipino nurses who's aiming to transfer to US thru Canada does not mean you have seen and talk to everyone.

    my husband and i are working as nurses here in BC for almost 2 yrs already and we have no plan in going to the US. and same is true with the rest of the Filipino nurses who works in this hospital.

    Now - for Filipino nurses who used to work in UK - they moved here in Canada or in US because the cost of living is way cheaper / better compared to that in the UK.

    and i absolutely disagree that US is a goldmine for Filipino nurses. Any country is a goldmine for every hard working people.
    The truth hurts isn't it?
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  5. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from Pedi-Gree
    Hasn't something like that already happened in Canada? I'm sure I read about another province that imported a large number of nurses who then left for the US as soon as they'd worked off their relocation allowance. Didn't they use their Canadian nursing licenses to move to states that endorsed, something like 7 or 8 years ago?

    Whatever happened to dancing with the one that brought you?
    It was discussed on this forum a while back. For some reason I think it was Manitoba. I know it was a prairie province.
  6. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from mctina_20
    well - just because you have seen 1 or 2 or 3 or ten Filipino nurses who's aiming to transfer to US thru Canada does not mean you have seen and talk to everyone.

    my husband and i are working as nurses here in BC for almost 2 yrs already and we have no plan in going to the US. and same is true with the rest of the Filipino nurses who works in this hospital.

    Now - for Filipino nurses who used to work in UK - they moved here in Canada or in US because the cost of living is way cheaper / better compared to that in the UK.

    and i absolutely disagree that US is a goldmine for Filipino nurses. Any country is a goldmine for every hard working people.

    Well, you only have to read the different forums on allnurses to get this idea. There were several theads in the Australian/NZ forum and international forums containing multiple postings from people stating they were getting experience in other countries to advance their applications to the US.

    For a while there were multiple threads on would it be faster to get a green card if you applied from OZ, NZ, UK, etc.

    We can only base our opinions on what we here and see and the information is all provided by Phillippines nationals.

    I've lived in the UK and on the continent and I can honestly say that things can be just as expensive in Canada as they are overseas. Quality of life is up to the individual. There are many things that I miss about Europe here, but there were many things I missed about Canada when I was there.
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  7. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    Yes, if you read the posts, one gets the impression the prize is coming to the US. I wonder if the US dollar continues to decline, I wonder if the interest in the US will continue? I just attended a conference today, Medicare is going to be level funding, meaning nurses will be working harder for. less money.
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  8. Visit  chinky profile page
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    hi to everyone,

    In my own opinion, Its not an issue if let's say for example you worked in UK as a nurse and wants to move on somewhere better like Canada or US, as long you were good at your job and you have no obligation to stay.
    Regardless of your race or ethnicity, a person has a right to find a place where they feel safe and secure both financially and physically.
    It has long been said and its getting quite redundant repeating that living in the PI and working as a nurse is difficult. But I know for a fact that there are those nurses who worked abroad and went back home to help and uplift the nursing profession after they had European/American experience.
    It is not just nurses here in PI who wanted to have a better chance abroad, many who are helpless with the Government and how it runs our country wants to have a chance of working and living in a country where taxes really goes to people (ex: Although Canada has a high tax, at least you know you are not gonna pay much in case your sick, they have great health insurance benefits)

    Fiona and cocoy,

    I absolutely agree, Mediocrity in our profession is something that cannot be tolerated, though there are some people who sees PI as a kind of a puppy mill for nurses, I can only speak for myself and say that I am not one of those...

    Bottom line, let's not stereotype, doesn't matter who you are, where you've been and what's the color of your skin its still what you do and how you care that defines you as a nurse and as a person...
  9. Visit  mctina_20 profile page
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    Quote from cocoy2go
    The truth hurts isn't it?

    why?.. do you feel hurt of something you are not guilty of?... because i dont.

    we are quite happy and contented of where we are and the people we are working with - and so are hundreds of other Filipino nurses here in Canada. in my opinion this is the main reason why people stay or go.

    anyway - best regard to ur wife.
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  10. Visit  felisa profile page
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    Cocoy2go and Fiona, you say you have worked in the UK before. But for some reason you decided to leave and come to Canada. Was this because Canada was better than the UK for you? Aren’t we all looking for some place where we feel that we are secure - be it Canada or the US or some other country? It happens to any nationality, not just to Filipinos. If you read some more of the threads here, you’ll find that there are also home grown Canadian nurses who are leaving the country to work in the US. Please do not single out Filipinos just because a lot of them are asking questions in the forum. They are only trying to weigh out their options and find their own secure place.

    So there are a lot of nurses from the Philippines. Maybe it IS because of $$$. Although the country is rich in natural resources and a popular tourist destination, it can not be denied that it is still a third world country and life is difficult for some Filipinos. But the fact remains that the US, Canada, UK, Australia, NZ, Singapore, etc have a shortage of nurses which Filipinos are willing to fill up.

    Everyone has a right to decide what is best for him/herself. Some like Canada, some do not. Some like the US, others do not. And on it goes with the other countries. Like others nationalities, they may move from one country to another in search for greener pastures, but they do not intend to put down any country whenever they relocate. They fill up the shortages. Some move on if it doesn’t work for them but others choose to stay.

    Please do not generalize what you hear or learn about a few nurses. There are thousands and thousands of Filipino nurses being deployed to different countries. You only got to meet a few.
    Last edit by felisa on Aug 22, '08
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  11. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    I have never stated that I worked in the UK. I have lived around the UK and Europe due to my husband's line of work.

    Canada is a country made up of immigrants who have chosen to make their lives and their childrens futures here. But not have discussed their desire to use this land as a stepping stone for entry into the US as vocally as the nurses in the Phillippines forum.

    Don't put words in my mouth.
  12. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    US or UK does not have a nursing shortage, both and limited immgration to almost nothing.

    First impressions are critical. When the first question one asks about a home country is how much money one can make, it gives the impression one only cares about money. Not the people, not nursing or the community.

    I am sorry your home country is bad, but to make a community a good one, it takes work. A good citizen has to participate in the community. When the impression is only how much money one can earn, it brings a very taste in my mouth. Most employers value employees who are committed employemt at their institution. Awards are given for length of employment. When an employer employes you it is with the hope it will be a lasting relationship, something like a marriage. You don't enter a marriage with the attitude to leave when a better mate comes along.
  13. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    I have only just started the process with Nova Scotia board of nursing but I can say moving here was worth it and I will be looking for work and haven't even thought about pay although I do hope I get paid something for my experience. It doesn't help when we hear vocally from people that they are only using some countries as a stepping stone to the US. I have heard it when in the UK that they only came to the UK to improve their English skills before continuing to the USA and that did get to me because I knew how much money the hospitals put into bringing the nurses over including their families. Unfortunately it will not stop but would be nice if people wasn't so vocal about it. They should use it to enhance their experiences and they never know they may enjoy the move to a new country and forget about the USA. I know we have
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