Dont know where to start...need advise for Canada - page 4

by kempo

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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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    How about Regina Saskatchewan healthcare? I'll be working there maybe on Regina General Hospital or Pasqua Hospital? Any inputs for these hosp?
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    Hello Ms. Jan! Thank you so much for your quick reply. I'm so sorry I didn't immediately realize that there are many moderators who know a lot about nursing in Canada. I apologize for the oversight. Also, thank you for the info regarding the above mentioned health authorities. Obviously, I didn't consider the weather and cost of living and was happy to be enlightened regarding these matters. After reading your post, I think the best decision for an entry-level nurse would be fraser or interior since living in place with a high cost of living would not be ideal at this point.

    Also, is experience a very important factor in BC? I mean if I have less than 6 months experience, would that mean that I will not be considered for employment at all?
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    Janfrn is correct my experience is the maritimes so am on the east coast I have no experience with other provinces but I do have some experience with TWP and the process of coming over to Canada. Things to consider on where you want to live is weather, what sort of lifestyle you want, transport (if you don't drive and need to rely on public transport then what is available) and work (what experiences you have to what experiences you want to gain) Some provinces require some sort of bridge program but cases are usually made individually
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    Thank you Ms. Silverdragon. There so many things to consider but I am especially concerned with travel expenses when going back and forth from the Philippines to Canada in order to write the CRNE and then to have to come back here to process the LMO and the work permit. Is there possibly a way that travel times will be reduced? Right now, 1 Canadian Dollar = roughly 45 pesos and airplane fee will cost about CA$3,300 which is very high.
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    Quote from cellardoor
    Thank you Ms. Silverdragon. There so many things to consider but I am especially concerned with travel expenses when going back and forth from the Philippines to Canada in order to write the CRNE and then to have to come back here to process the LMO and the work permit. Is there possibly a way that travel times will be reduced? Right now, 1 Canadian Dollar = roughly 45 pesos and airplane fee will cost about CA$3,300 which is very high.
    Depending on the province you may get a temp permit which allows you to work in Canada whilst waiting to sit the exam, this will cut down on expenses. This means you will have a employer first although they probably would prefer it if you already started process with the provinces nursing board. The problem will arise if you fail the exam as work permit is set to the job
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    Yes ma'am, and assure you, I am as nervous about taking the CRNE as I was taking our local boards here. Thank you so much for all your help. Would you mind terribly if I came to you sometime in the future should I encounter another dilemma regarding my application? I truly appreciate all your help. I know this is going to be a long, tiring and expensive process but will be worth it when it is done correctly that is why I want to make sure that I know what to do step-by-step. Thank you!
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    I will do my best to help and if I don't know will tell you I don't know
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    hi celardoor,

    You may try applying in one of our agencies. I believe they can help you with your problems.
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    Quote from i_am_here
    hi celardoor,

    You may try applying in one of our agencies. I believe they can help you with your problems.
    Hello! Glad to see you're from the Philippines! What agencies would you recommend for me? There are so many choices but I don't know the first thing about them, and I'm especially concerned with credibility.
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    ^^ Browse this thread http://allnurses.com/forums/f75/any-...ml#post3008261

    You'll get many infos there.


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