Graduating Nurse from Ontario Moving to Calgary - page 3

Hi there, I am looking for information on the nursing job market in Calgary for graduate nurses. Are there any full time positions available this coming summer? Ideally I would like to get hired... Read More

  1. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Yeah all of us AHS employees just got an email saying there may "not necessarily" be layoffs. So in other words it is something they are considering and a good possibility. Uggg
    Probably not the best time to be trying to get a job with AHS
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  2. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    I read the same email. I can't see them laying off that many people, but for sure AHS won't be hiring externally unless it's absolutely warranted. Forget about moving to Calgary or Edmonton unless you have experience in a specialty like OR, ER, ICU, because there are far too many applicants for the cities with few jobs. That's the reality OP.
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  3. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    I read the same email. I can't see them laying off that many people, but for sure AHS won't be hiring externally unless it's absolutely warranted. Forget about moving to Calgary or Edmonton unless you have experience in a specialty like OR, ER, ICU, because there are far too many applicants for the cities with few jobs. That's the reality OP.
    No, I don't see them really laying many people off but it did say they will be redistributing people to priority areas. I really hope I don't get moved to an even crazier unit than the one I'm on.
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  4. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Working rural is even worse because many of the facilities already operate on a skeleton staff as is. AHS has been refusing to hire contract nurses for months, and that's the only way the staff gets a break. Their locum positions are also difficult to recruit for. Nursing is yet again going through a rough time in general, and these politicians don't care. It's all about the money.
  5. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    I've heard of casuals having zero shifts in a month. They are applying for any line they can find.

    Corrections may be hiring, but remember any unit that has an excess of vacancies may not be a good place to be.
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  6. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    <whispers> We have XLIV vacant lines according to what I heard today... no info on whether any will be filled. But we just hired a new intensivist...
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  7. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from janfrn
    <whispers> We have XLIV vacant lines according to what I heard today... no info on whether any will be filled. But we just hired a new intensivist...

    They offering finders fees? Remember those days?
  8. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    Do I? I remember that they refused to pay me because the person I recruited had talked to someone at a job fair. She used my name on her application but they wouldn't give me the money.
  9. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    I've had no callbacks from AHS on any positions I've applied for. I'm giving up for awhile....going on vacation in May.
  10. Visit  lemur00 profile page
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    Quote from witness2012
    What is the best solution for new grads now?
    Saskatchewan?
  11. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Nursing fluctuates in cycles, and this has always been the case. Eventually, everyone will be desperate and hiring again. I think you need to be flexible and adaptable, no matter what the situation is. Research the areas you might want to work and live and just apply. Be open to going rural if you want to work sooner, rather than later. There are jobs, just not nearly as many as there was. Most every Province will hire nurses in rural areas because these areas are hard to recruit. Your best bet is to start researching and emailing recruiters.
  12. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    And for the love of gawd, don't say you'll work shift when you have no intention of doing so. So not expect to walk into a M-F day shift line as a new grad. Do not expect full time hours if you are hired as a casual.

    Too many new grads have really unrealistic expectations of what the real world is about.
  13. Visit  RoShMa profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    I am a soon-to-be New Grad graduating in BC but moving to Calgary to be with my partner in May. I am not having a lot of luck finding out what the climate is for new grads (or external applicants in general) lately for AHS and Calgary in particular - anyone on here have any insights? Has anything changed in the last year since the conversation on this board happened??

    Thank you for any help!

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