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IENs wanting to work in Quebec

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    I'm charmzele...
    I'm actually a newbie in this forum and I'm so glad to find some helpful information... Thanks to everyone.. the thing is I think I'm in the same boat with simon.. I'm really eager to find out how's the life of foreign nurses in quebec nowadays? you're response will truly be appreciated..
    Thank you
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  3. Visit  123_ashley profile page
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    Hello, what is the www of the nursing state board equivalent in Montreal, Cananda? or canada in general? :heartbeat
  4. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    This has been discussed several times you just need to take the time to read. There is also a sticky in the Canadian forum listing the colleges of each province for both RN and LPN
  5. Visit  maunj profile page
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    HI MIASAT, MY FRIEND AND I ARE PLANNING TO HAVE THE INTEGRATION PROGRAM. WE ARE VERY MUCH INTERESTED AND WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS. HOW DID EVERYTHING GO? WE ARE FROM PHILIPPINES AND WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM. FIRST, AS SOON AS WE GET THERE, WILL FINDING A HOSPITAL BE A PROBLEM? SECONDLY, WHAT IS YOUR VISA WHEN YOU WENT THERE FOR THE PROGRAM? IS IT A TOURIST OR STUDENT VISA SINCE YOU HAD THE 40 DAY TRAINING? IS IT TRUE THAT AS SOON AS YOU PASS THE 40 DAY TRAINING PROGRAM, THAT THE OIIQ WILL GIVE YOU THE CPN? LASTLY, IS THE BOARD EXAM WRITTEN IN ENGLISH? HOPE YOU CAN ANSWER US. WE BADLY NEED YOUR ADVICE AND FEEDBACKS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.. HAVE A NICE DAY
  6. Visit  babycream28 profile page
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    hello everyone,i'm new here...and i'm also going 2 start processing for Quebec program...please share with me your experience during those times.it would really of great help for me.thanks a lot..
  7. Visit  maimai_21 profile page
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    hi.. mia hasn't posted for quite some time. i wonder how she's doing. i have a question, is the board exam in english or in french?
  8. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    This question has been answered a few times already. You may write the OIIQ exam in English, but will have some difficulty getting any information from the OIIQ in English, as you may have discovered if you've actually visited their website. You will also be required to pass a very difficult French language exam that covers reading, writing and speaking at an academic level. This must be completed within 4 years of being registered with OIIQ.
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  9. Visit  maimai_21 profile page
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    i'm sorry. thanks janfrn for the info!
  10. Visit  Theresaaiza profile page
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    Hello everyone, I am aiza from the Philippines and am currently trying to apply for Quebec as well.

    I am very happy to stumble upon this discussion because there hardly is any other forum regarding this concern in the internet.

    This first question goes out to Filipinos who have already gone to Quebec. What are the odds of me landing in the training instead of the 5-month study? I graduated in 2005 and had at least 2 to 3 years work experience in a hospital setting. The rest of the 1 and a half years, I was connected with a review center for nurses and a caregiver school so I pretty much had a taste of the teaching world.

    Second, how much money are we going to bring as pocket money?

    Third, how easy or difficult is it to land in a job? I would prefer in Montreal because being a city, most people can understand English.

    Fourth. Has anyone taken the french exam? How was it? If you were to grade its difficulty from 0 to 10, how much would you give? Can we, non-French, even fare in that sort of exam?

    My questions may have been answered somewhere here but seeing how long this forum already has gone, I decided to just post my question hoping that I get the answers I am looking for. I'm sorry the discussion's just too long for me to read everything. I am pretty much just running my eyes over the ones that could catch my attention
  11. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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    At this point in time I don't think there are many newly-emigrated Filipinos who have elected to move to Quebec. The interest is, of course, increasing as the rest of Canada becomes saturated, which is reflected in the number of inquiries being posted here by Filipino nurses. It's pretty hard to answer your question about the likelihood of needing to do more than the 5-month transitional training since it will very much depend on the Organisation des Infirmieres et Infermiers du Quebec's (OIIQ) assessment of your education and experience.

    There are federal regulations that determine how much money an immigrant must have upon arrival. For example, if you come here by yourself, you will be required to provide proof that you have immediate access to $11,115. This requirement is waived for thsoe arriving to begin arranged employment - that is, if you've already been recruited by a Canadian employer with a guarantee of work and income. This does not appear to apply to you.

    Most immigrants to Quebec prefer Montreal, much in the same way they prefer Toronto when moving to Ontario, Vancouver when moving to BC and Calgary when moving to Alberta. DOn't assume that because it's Montreal that everyone will speak English; this is very much NOT the case and in many situations, you'll be treated badly. Speaking from experience here. There are hospitals and nursing homes where English is spoken, but they tend to be reasonably well-staffed already. Be prepared for a lot of hard work in finding a job.

    The French language exam is difficult. You'll be tested on highly technical language and terminology, since we in the health care world do have our own complex vocabulary. I've lived in Quebec, have passable skills and am married to a Francophone, and I couldn't pass the exam.

    Our website has a search feature. In the upper right corner of all screens there's a box for Google searches. You can type in any key word and in less than a minute all threads and posts containing that key word or phrase will be listed for you. The more specific the key word the narrower the search, the more useful the list will be.
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  12. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from Theresaaiza
    Hello everyone, I am aiza from the Philippines and am currently trying to apply for Quebec as well.

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    Second, how much money are we going to bring as pocket money?

    Third, how easy or difficult is it to land in a job? I would prefer in Montreal because being a city, most people can understand English.
    If you are planning to move to a new life and country, you need more than "pocket money".

    Number three just shows how little research you have put into moving to Canada. The divide between English Canada and Quebec is huge. Are you even aware of the seperatist movement there, that wants Quebec to be an independent nation?

    Quebec has language laws that pretty much make it illegal to even post signs in English, never mind having a conversation in English. The Quebecers will just ignore you and talk over and around you.
  13. Visit  maimai_21 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    If you are planning to move to a new life and country, you need more than "pocket money".

    Number three just shows how little research you have put into moving to Canada. The divide between English Canada and Quebec is huge. Are you even aware of the seperatist movement there, that wants Quebec to be an independent nation?

    Quebec has language laws that pretty much make it illegal to even post signs in English, never mind having a conversation in English. The Quebecers will just ignore you and talk over and around you.
    this doesn't sound too encouraging...
  14. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    No, it's reality. Planning to move to Quebec is totally different from planning to move to the rest of Canada. You have to do research.

    Why do you want to live in the "distinct society"? Do you have familial ties?

    You need to research the place you plan to make your future and see if it fits your life plan, not just it's a place you might find it faster to migrate to.

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