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 tertiary hospital as a staff nurse. I think I can manage to apply and eventually take and pass the CRNE. My question is,after passing the CRNE, what will I do to practice my nursing career in Canada? Is it the same as looking for a canadian employer (hospital) to petition me for permanent residency just like in the US? I understand that there would be a temporary registration which will be issued to me to work temporarily as an RN, but how will I use it? I am not familiar with the Canadian Immigration? I need your inputs.
Quote from Silverdragon102
Moving this to the International forum as per the red banner. Anything pertaining to immigration and foreign registration be placed in the International forum
If the nursing board gives you permission you can work on a temp visa whilst waiting to sit CRNE but if you fail the CRNE then you can not work. Alternatively you pass CRNE then apply to hospitals in the province and they will assist you in the process to work in Canada. You will initially receive a temp work permit (TWP) and can then apply for permanent residency a couple months later. Before they will issue you with a work permit you will have to have a medical. Actual process doesn't really take that long approx 4-6 months as a rough guide
What happens if an examinee fails the exam? Will he/she be deported or can still work as an LPN or Nursing Aid while waiting for the next exam schedule?
By the way, I'm glad to have found this forum. :-)
Last edit by chrys_03 on Jul 26, '08