Dont know where to start...need advise for Canada - page 3

by kempo 5,688 Views | 52 Comments

Hi everyone, I'm planning to take the CRNE through British Columbia, I already read and understand their requirements and how to apply for registration. I am from the Philippines, I am a Registered Nurse and working in a... Read More


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    Quote from kempo
    This surely helps a lot silverdragon.By the way, What's LMO?

    Can I start my application to the hospitals in the province where I want to live even though I'm not yet eligible for CRNE and Temporary Registration? Or I should start applying to hospitals after I'm already eligible to sit CRNE and already have temporary registration?

    Thanks and best regards to you.
    You could start now applying to hospitals and see what they would prefer. LMO is Labour Marketing Opinion and for most jobs in Canada is required. There are a few jobs where you don't need it but nursing isn't one of them
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    You could start now applying to hospitals and see what they would prefer. LMO is Labour Marketing Opinion and for most jobs in Canada is required. There are a few jobs where you don't need it but nursing isn't one of them
    I will do that silverdragon. Thank you very much.

    Once a hospital in Canada will consider my application, will they send me that job offer (as it is indicated in CIC to have one to apply for TWP ) together with the LMO or that LMO will also serve as the job offer?
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    Not sure, will probably give you both.
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    Ok. thanks for the info.
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    hi suzanne,

    Once I sit for the crne exam, will I still continue to work and be compensated while waiting for the exam result?
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    Quote from i_am_here
    hi suzanne,

    Once I sit for the crne exam, will I still continue to work and be compensated while waiting for the exam result?
    If working already in Canada then you continue working whilst waiting for results. If you fail then that is where changes come in
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    yes, I'll be working there as a GN maybe by September. Probably I'll write the exam by February. Thanks Silverdragon
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    You are welcome and good luck,

    PS that looks like when I will be taking it too
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    Hello Ma'am! I'm very glad I found this thread because these are actually the exact questions that I had about employment in Canada and I guess you are the "Go-To" person for these queries. I hope you don't mind answering some additional questions that I have for you.
    First, are there hospitals in BC that consider foreign RNs with less than 6 months experience?
    Second, I have been browsing the internet for quite some time and have found several health authorities in BC. Namely, Fraser Health, Interior Health and Northern Health. Would you recommend any of these? I realize there is no way to minimize travel times from the Philippines to Canada in order to process everything, what with the LMO and medical exam but is it more ideal to go through these authorities than going through the whole process myself? Thank so much for any response that you may have. More power!
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    Silverdragon102's experience is largely from the Maritimes. I'm not sure how much she can tell you about BC. I can tell you that Fraser Health is largely urban, with a significant number of large hospitals. It is close to Vancouver, with the associated high cost of living. Climate is temperate and wet. Interior Health is pretty much in the centre of the province. It contains a few medium sized cities and a lot of tourists. The climate varies a fair bit depending on how far north you are. Kamloops gets more snow than Kelowna but it's hotter and drier most of the year. Northern Health is the most rural of the three. Most of the communities are relatively isolated. Weather is cool in the summers and cold and snowy in the winter. Cost of living is high here too due to the isolated nature of the region. You're a long way from Vancouver in Northern. If one is a specialized nurse, Fraser would offer the most opportunity. If one is a generalist, then any of them would be fine.


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