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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 an orientation seminar. any information will be much appreciated. advanced thanks!
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    I really do not know why you feel you need an agency to help you when you can easily do it yourself. Using an agency like this will not make it much quicker than doing it yourself.

    First Apply to the nursing board in the Province you wish to work in and pay any fees
    Once you meet requirements get a temp license/GN license and contact hospitals in the province looking for work.
    Once you find a employer complete forms on the Canadian immigration website and along with fees and LMO (from employer) submit to local Canadian embassy. They will send you letter to arrange medical and one they have received everything including medical results they will issue you a letter stating you meet requirements and TWP (temp work permit) will be issued when you land.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.asp

    I promise you the paperwork is very easy to complete (only a couple of pages) and whilst you are waiting for nursing board you can get English exam (of French depending on where you are going) done

    Moved this to the international forum as per the red banner
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    Quote from silverdragon102
    i really do not know why you feel you need an agency to help you when you can easily do it yourself. using an agency like this will not make it much quicker than doing it yourself.

    first apply to the nursing board in the province you wish to work in and pay any fees
    once you meet requirements get a temp license/gn license and contact hospitals in the province looking for work.
    once you find a employer complete forms on the canadian immigration website and along with fees and lmo (from employer) submit to local canadian embassy. they will send you letter to arrange medical and one they have received everything including medical results they will issue you a letter stating you meet requirements and twp (temp work permit) will be issued when you land.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.asp

    i promise you the paperwork is very easy to complete (only a couple of pages) and whilst you are waiting for nursing board you can get english exam (of french depending on where you are going) done

    moved this to the international forum as per the red banner
    thanks for that but i have already visited it many times and i just can't do all these requirements given the little time im allowed to go online due to busy schedule. and the reason probably why i am in search for an agency is to have someone do the "other" job for me. though of course, with consideration to fair and just compensation. also, they emphasized other options i might want to consider in moving it but anyway, i will get back as soon as the orientation is finished so as to get feedbacks to all of you veterans out here.

    then to share something with you guys, an immigrant agent contacted me thru email with this letter, i don't know if it will be of any use though. here it is:

    modernized immigration system: what's in it for you?
    last mary 14, 2008 the government of canada introduced changes to the immigration and refugee protection act to modernize the immigration system and to shorten the time it takes to immigrate to canada. parliament approved said changes last june 27, 2008.
    those who submitted an application before february 27, 2008—the day after the federal budget, of which these changes are a part—will continue to be processed under the old system. but the backlog will stop growing and finally start coming down.
    anyone will still be able to apply, but citizenship and immigration canada(cic) will no longer be required to process all new applications submitted on or after february 27, 2008. applications processed in a given year can be held for future consideration or returned with a full refund to the applicant, who will be welcome to reapply at another time. .” source
    why is there a need for amendments to immigration regulation? is the current system not working?
    canada is a country built on immigration. since the time it opened its doors to immigrants more than 15 million people from all parts of the globe went to canada to consider it as their desired country to live and work.
    with this success in the canadian immigration program, comes a great challenge, how do they continue to process the ever growing number of applications from people who also wants to enjoy the high quality of living in canada?
    at present there are more than 925,000 waiting in line for the result of their applications, which continues to build up brought about by the inefficiency of the current regulation that aims to simultaneously process all applications it receives. if nothing will be done, the backlog is projected to reach up to 1.5 million by year 2012, which means applications will be processed longer, 10 years, before any application will receive a decision.
    moreover, because the old system takes too long to process primarily because it processes all its application in the order they were received, the skills of the immigrants does not match the badly needed occupations to fill out canada's labor shortage.
    the attempt to modernize the immigration and refuge protection act (irpa) aims to change all that.
    in a nut shell, what will be the effect of these amendments?
    the intention of cic for implementing this changes is to to cut the backlog and to stop its continuous growth. moreover, the canadian government wants to bring in the badly needed work force with the kind of skills they need to fill out their current labor shortage.
    ultimately, the amendments aims to process applications between 6 to 12 months compared to the 6 years it takes now to arrive at a decision.
    what are the occupations considered as immigration priorities? when will it be implemented?
    consultations on the provinces went on from july 7 until august15, 2008. the results of which will be published in the canada gazette when they have already arrived at a decision.
    since there are so many things to consider, the publication of this list is speculated not to come out until september of 2008.
    at present, all application for permanent residents application in canada is put on hold until further notice.
    does it mean that i have to wait for the list of immigration priorities before i may file my application?
    now is the best time to process applications of qualified applicants.
    with the amendment on the irpa, the current labor shortage in canada and the lowered passing mark (from 75 to 67 points) an applicant will not only have the chance to be processed faster, they also have a chance to find a job while waiting for their applications results.
    which will give them the benefit to immigrate to canada with a job waiting for them when they land and immigrate with out the need for settlement funds.
    rather than waiting for the list of immigration priorities, you must look at this as a great window of opportunity.
    remember that there is a quota for the number of people that is allowed to immigrate.
    you must act fast and file your application. if worst comes to worst and your occupation was returned because it was not included in the list, at least you are now ready to file your application when the time comes that its time to process your occupation.
    what if i filed application now and it got returned because my occupation was not included on the list of immigration priorities, does it mean i got denied?
    not at all. it just means that we will have to wait for the right time to process your application, the good news is you will be ready to file it even at a moments notice, because your documentation are in order.
    the worst that can happen is this, the time came that your occupations are in line for processing, but you are not yet ready to file. you tried your best to complete your documentations at the time but it turns out you can not complete your requirements because it takes time to get them, when you finally completed them, the quota is already filled out and you can no longer apply.
    besides, part of our companies services is to evaluate your case and see if you are also qualified to be processed in other immigration and work programs of canada.
    to name a few, there is the provincial nominations programs, the labor market opinion and the arranged employment opinion.
    that are currently available for those who will qualify.
    as they say, “strike while the iron is hot!”
    apply now while the conditions are still in your favor!
    do not regret the day, when you look back and know that you had a great chance to give a better life for yourself and your family, but you did not grab the opportunity.
    my application was filed before february 27, 2008, how will the amended immigration regulations affect my application?
    applications filed on or before february 27, 2008, will not be affected if their occupations are not included in the list of immigration priorities.
    in fact there is even a great chance that their applications will be expedited, especially if they are included in the list.
    for now the commitment of the canadian government is that all applications filed on or before the cut off date will be processed to a final decision.
    i am interested to file an application for permanent residence in canada, how do i start?
    you are not only wise to do this, you will also be doing yourself and your family a big favor, because you are bringing a step closer to the life you have dreamed about.
    a more financially stable life that is by far a higher quality than what you are experiencing the philippines.
    find out your options!
    attend our immigration orientation seminar!
    we have the total solution. we can help you realize your dream to live and work in canada. all you have to do is decide and make a commitment to realize your dream.
    please don't miss this opportunity. find time to visit our office for a canadian opportunities orientation seminar.
    the seminar is designed to answer all your questions about canada. it will also discuss in detail the opportunities to either immigrate or work in canada. at the end of the seminar there will be a one on one discussion on where you qualify and teach you what steps you have to make in order to take advantage of the opportunity.
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    I really do not know why you feel you need an agency to help you when you can easily do it yourself. Using an agency like this will not make it much quicker than doing it yourself.

    First Apply to the nursing board in the Province you wish to work in and pay any fees
    Once you meet requirements get a temp license/GN license and contact hospitals in the province looking for work.
    Once you find a employer complete forms on the Canadian immigration website and along with fees and LMO (from employer) submit to local Canadian embassy. They will send you letter to arrange medical and one they have received everything including medical results they will issue you a letter stating you meet requirements and TWP (temp work permit) will be issued when you land.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.asp

    I promise you the paperwork is very easy to complete (only a couple of pages) and whilst you are waiting for nursing board you can get English exam (of French depending on where you are going) done

    Moved this to the international forum as per the red banner

    Thank you so much Silverdragon! God bless you. An agency is charging me five thousand dollars to do this. I think I'll go ahead and do it myself since I'm having such a difficult time raising the cash. However, I'm trying my luck as LPN...any pitfalls I should be aware of during the process? Like complications with immigration procedures and such that would require the assistance of a lawyer? That's basically what's making me apprehensive about doing it on my own.
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    hi cyberfanatic,

    thanks for sharing that letter. could you also share the schedule of the seminars mentioned towards the end? thanks.
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    by the way, we (my mom and I) are going to attend the seminar on September 28, 2008. and by the way, I just talked to the agent and she just said that their company is NOT an agency but a consultancy office (though they have a sister company and an agency but they are independent with each other) and that they have been operating for 15 years. There will be money involved but she said that since it is mostly the employer who will handle / sponsor the immigration process, then, it will be kept to minimum though she never mentioned any specific figures. The seminar will include the company's profile, immigration system and process, one on one consultancy, and possible job offer through employers via cic program. She also said that because of the current change in the system, the process has been shortened to 6-12 months assurring the applicant a result in their application in a maximum span of 12 months. I don't know the authenticity of such claims but we will give this one a shot and will provide update afterwards.

    P.S. The abovementioned information have just been provided in a casual manner so expect that there will be some clarifications during the formal seminar.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Sep 25, '08 : Reason: Please do not advertise, use pm
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    Quote from LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Thank you so much Silverdragon! God bless you. An agency is charging me five thousand dollars to do this. I think I'll go ahead and do it myself since I'm having such a difficult time raising the cash. However, I'm trying my luck as LPN...any pitfalls I should be aware of during the process? Like complications with immigration procedures and such that would require the assistance of a lawyer? That's basically what's making me apprehensive about doing it on my own.
    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.
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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.

    Thank you so much for sharing this. Right now I am awaiting the result of my LPN assessment. If it is successful I understand that they will issue a temporary license which I can then present to potential employers in BC? I guess what I should be doing at this time is to research possible employers to contact once the temp license is issued.....

    I feel scared to do this on my own with very limited contacts in BC, but I guess I have no choice. Thanks so much for the guidance. Will keep you posted.
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    Quote from LucyNtheSkyW/Diamnds
    Thank you so much for sharing this. Right now I am awaiting the result of my LPN assessment. If it is successful I understand that they will issue a temporary license which I can then present to potential employers in BC? I guess what I should be doing at this time is to research possible employers to contact once the temp license is issued.....

    I feel scared to do this on my own with very limited contacts in BC, but I guess I have no choice. Thanks so much for the guidance. Will keep you posted.
    If successful and they issue you a temp license then employers will be more willng to discuss jobs. Once you have a employer then you can get the ball rolling with immigration. Any questions please feel free to ask or send me a pm

    Good luck
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    Hello I also want to go to Canada but the problem is i don't have work experience yet, will i qualify? My godfather is in Alberta specifically in Grande Praire he can accommodate me there if ever I am qualify to work in Canada.

    One more thing I'm having problem searching for the Board of Nursing in Canada/Alberta. Where can I find a link? thanks in advance!


    LucyNtheSky>>> How did you apply for your LPN assessment? Where can I have my credentials be assessed? You're already an RN why did you apply for LPN, if you don't mind me asking. I'm willing to be an LPN too if RN job will not be readily available. Thanks a bunch and good luck!:heartbeat


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