IENs wanting to work in Quebec
- 0Feb 12, '11 by charmzelehi
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..
- 0Feb 18, '11 by maunjHI 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
- 1Mar 10, '11 by NotReady4PrimeTime, RN Senior ModeratorThis 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.
- 0Mar 12, '11 by TheresaaizaHello 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
- 2Mar 12, '11 by NotReady4PrimeTime, RN Senior ModeratorAt 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.
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