Quote from JessicaG-O
The NCLEX applies to the united states, although I read somewhere on the CNO website that they will be taking over the exam in Canada, so maybe rules and regulations may changes then. I would imagine you will still have to pass the exam here because the nursing culture and exam content is different. Permanent resident depends on points, so check out the Canada immigration website.
Although the company that has designed and administers the NCLEX has been contracted to revamp and administer the CRNE, they will still be completely different, separate exams and the CRNE will still be required for registration in all jurisdictions in Canada. The NCLEX has always been, and will remain, not accepted in Canada.
chanselay, you will have to pass the CPRNE in order to work as an LPN in Manitoba. Your credentials as an LPN will have to be assessed by the CLPNM before you'll be granted eligibility for the exam. This process could take anywhere from 3 months to a year, depending on where you were educated, where you've worked and how many places documentation must come from. Caregiver positions do NOT pay well - they're minimum-wage jobs because they're unskilled. Minimum wage in Manitoba is $10.25, which is not a living wage anywhere in the country. Nursing assistant positions are paid a bit better, closer to what LPNs are paid, somewhere around $20 an hour. With careful budgeting it is possible to live on that.