go2canada - page 3

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is there anyone here who tried applying in this agency? their site is www.go2canada.com and unfortunately, there aren't many sites that offer feedback about their processing. my mother and I qualified and we we're scheduled for... Read More


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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    There is no need to use a lawyer. If you look for RGN1 posts she did it herself and I think took her 8 months from start to finish and be in Canada. You could also send her a pm I am sure she will not mind.

    There is a big shortage of nurses so doubt anyone will have problems. Also even if you use a consultant it is you that has to fill the paperwork in and collect any documents, they can not do the footwork on your behalf. If you are going to use a consultant then they have to be recognised by either a Canadian lawyer or certified member of the Canadian society of Immigration consultancies and if they are not then CIC and you have paid a fee then your forms will be returned to you.

    Completing the forms for both the Province and immigration didn't take me long at all to do and to be honest that was the only time I had to spend on it.
    Happy to help if needed!

    SD is correct, I did it without an agency or lawyer/concultant of any type & it took me 8 months altogether. It may take longer if you're from a country which requires an entry Visa - there's a list on the Embassy's website.

    Alberta is recruiting big time but they seem to be very careful about your credentials - there are posts here from nurses who have been accepted to one province but denied to Alberta.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    I've only heard of RN working as LPNs in Alberta. It was a deal brokered by Capital Health, CLPNA and CARNA. It came about because the education of many of the applicants interviewed was more the equivalent of a LPN in the province of Alberta than a BScN from the provincial universities here.

    The LPN and RN scope of practice in most acute care facilities is very similar. Both grades of nurses admit/discharge, assess, do wound care, medication administration, IV starts, care and meds. The main difference is the spiking of the TPN and blood bags. Currently care of central lines and their dressings are within the RN scope but I've heard by year's end it will be within the LPN scope of practice.

    LPNs work in all areas of the hospital except NICU.

    There is nothing wrong or shameful in being an LPN. It is just a different nursing education, a more hands on method of training. Many LPNs have degrees in other fields or have been RNs in their country of origin and their education is not recognized in Canada and they simply can't afford to go back to university for up to four years to meet Canadian standards.

    Don't look down on a level on nurses that you have no experience or understanding of.
    thank you for this information. I actually browsed many topics in this forum but never did i find something that discuss about this. Sorry if I sounded too discriminatory and I never meant to be that way.

    And as I browse your posts (Fiona), you have mentioned how deviated most Filipino nurse practices are compared to the standards of practice there in Canada (that most of those applying for RN actually are having difficulty coping up with the responsibilities of LPN considering that those newly grads from your country same as with those of the US aren't having so much trouble at all.) And this for me is totally upsetting since really, the education system as well as the practice itself here, undoubtedly, are becoming significantly worsening due to the massive student : teacher ratio, poor facilities, high cost of good facilities, enormous deviation on nurse : patient ratio etc. And most of the times, years of experience here in Philippines won't even expose you to changing of colostomy bag (very true), tracheostomy care, TPN infusion (specially in government hospitals where people can't afford to buy one), proper infusion of BT (most specially with regards to time of infusion ~in government hospitals, they infuse the BT for 6-8 hours because they feel that it's just a waste to throw those blood since its expensive :stone) etc. And these information you said makes me reevaluate my skills if I will be able to make it there without being termed as "unsafe". Though, I practice my nursing in a JCI accredited hospital.

    Anyway, I might actually apply now as LPN considering the enormous unemployment happening in our country. not to mention the low salary we're getting from work.

    Again, my apologies and of course, thank you!
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    Quote from ♥sassyRN♥
    Thank you so much for all the link you provided! I already read some of them and after that i became more confused!

    Silverdragon i know by heart that you can provide me with many information about LPN processes. But i will not ask them yet, may be in my next post. Thanks so much and I hope you continue to help those nurses who are in a lost like me.

    LucyNtheSky your aiming to work in British Columbia righ? Are they also requiring you to undergo PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) wherein you have to study again for a year or so? Are you getting a services of an agency or your doing it all by yourself? What institution did your LPN assessment, is it also IQAS (international assessment services.
    Thank you so much LucyNtheSky... I really want to know the processes you went. PLS!!!

    I really dont know what to do without this site. You all give me hope to pursue this career despite all the odds that is happening especially here in PI. To all the members and moderators of allnurses.com THANK YOU!!!:heartbeat

    Me too, SassyRN, I share the same kind of gratitude you profess for the nurses/members and moderators here who have demonstrated such admirable generosity and concern for others in the profession. It is inspiring and gives me a reason to want to pay it forward

    As for your question, the institution which did my LPN assessment is something similar to the one you mentioned: it's International Credential Evaluation Service from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. I'm still waiting for the results of the assessment from CLPNBC so I don't know whether they will be requiring me to do PLAR - actually I'm not familiar with this and have heard of it only now.....were you required to undergo this training?

    I will go ahead and try to do this on my own, since the money required by the agencies are just way too much.

    Sure will keep you posted. Add me to your buddylist so we can keep track of each other. Goodluck to you too :redpinkhe
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    Quote from RGN1
    Happy to help if needed!

    SD is correct, I did it without an agency or lawyer/concultant of any type & it took me 8 months altogether. It may take longer if you're from a country which requires an entry Visa - there's a list on the Embassy's website.

    Alberta is recruiting big time but they seem to be very careful about your credentials - there are posts here from nurses who have been accepted to one province but denied to Alberta.
    Thank you, RGN1. Right now I'm in the process of waiting for results from CLPNBC regarding my credentials assessment. If successful, I will be presenting the temporary license to potential employers in BC, hopefully in Vancouver. I was informed by the consultant that if offered a job I can expect a work permit and working visa issued, and then can later apply for permanent residence. Do you find this realistic/doable?
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    Quote from LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Thank you, RGN1. Right now I'm in the process of waiting for results from CLPNBC regarding my credentials assessment. If successful, I will be presenting the temporary license to potential employers in BC, hopefully in Vancouver. I was informed by the consultant that if offered a job I can expect a work permit and working visa issued, and then can later apply for permanent residence. Do you find this realistic/doable?
    yes and one of the quickest ways for Canada. Once in Canada working and your employer is willing to give a letter offering permanent employment and you have a couple of wage slips you can apply for PR
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    yes and one of the quickest ways for Canada. Once in Canada working and your employer is willing to give a letter offering permanent employment and you have a couple of wage slips you can apply for PR
    Relieved to know that, Silverdragon, thanks. Will keep you posted
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    Thanks Lucy! i already add you to my buddy list. May I know if you're a second courser?

    Now I know... there are big difference between Alberta and BC LPN processing. It is practical and cheaper to apply as LPN in BC than Alberta. In Alberta you have to undergo PLAR program which is basically going back to school for LPN for two long years. Although you can work while studying it does not compensate their tuition fee. It is amounting $12,+++ for just the first year. wow! where will I get that sum of money! hehe...

    After successful completion of PLAR you will be granted a PRACTICAL NURSE CREDENTIAL that's the time you can apply to CLPNA to write the CPNRE. Its really a long process. Moreover, you cannot just enroll to PLAR you have to submit enourmous no. of documents plus English exam (IELTS total band score of 6 and no band score lower than 6). If my memory serves me right. hehe..

    I guess I'll be changing my plan now. I'll consider BC to apply for LPN, the $12,+++ PLAR will take me until initial registration LPN in BC. Everything is clear now... THANKS GUYS so much!! really appreciate all the efforts!:heartbeat
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    Quote from ♥sassyRN♥
    Thanks Lucy! i already add you to my buddy list. May I know if you're a second courser?

    Now I know... there are big difference between Alberta and BC LPN processing. It is practical and cheaper to apply as LPN in BC than Alberta. In Alberta you have to undergo PLAR program which is basically going back to school for LPN for two long years. Although you can work while studying it does not compensate their tuition fee. It is amounting $12,+++ for just the first year. wow! where will I get that sum of money! hehe...

    After successful completion of PLAR you will be granted a PRACTICAL NURSE CREDENTIAL that's the time you can apply to CLPNA to write the CPNRE. Its really a long process. Moreover, you cannot just enroll to PLAR you have to submit enourmous no. of documents plus English exam (IELTS total band score of 6 and no band score lower than 6). If my memory serves me right. hehe..

    I guess I'll be changing my plan now. I'll consider BC to apply for LPN, the $12,+++ PLAR will take me until initial registration LPN in BC. Everything is clear now... THANKS GUYS so much!! really appreciate all the efforts!:heartbeat

    You're welcome! Yup I'm a 2nd courser. Goodluck to you!
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    Lucy, did you pay something already for your application? what stage of the process are you into now?

    to sassyRN, did you start your application to BC already?
    Last edit by cyberfanatic on Oct 2, '08
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    I don't understand an RN wanting to work as an LPN? You can work as a grad nurse in Alberta until you pass CRNE. Just look at the CARNA website for details.

    I can't comment about Phillipino training but today our charge nurse was originally form the Phillipines, although she's clocked up a fair few years in Alberta now! She's perfectly competent!


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