I was wondering, typically how many hours of work does one need in order to move up a payscale as a new hire. I've worked in other health care facilities before as a nurse. This new job is not considering my past experience as a nurse. My past experience is Canadian experience if that means anything. I can't find anything in their collective agreement that says anything about # of hours. I technically have >1000 experience (with proof) as a Canadian RN. Whether I start right at the bottom again or not, I'm not complaining. If they give me the extra dollar great, if not that's fine too. I just want to get a fair salary.