Nurse Jobs In Canada Questions - page 2

by gino_76ph, RN | 12,051 Views | 61 Comments

hi. Good Day! im a british citizen of filipino descent working as a nurse in a big NHS hospital here in London. im currently waiting for an application from an online recruiter of nurses from British Columbia. the advice i want... Read More


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    Quote from kevin peter
    hai
    1st of all i like to tahnk janfrn 4 ur usefull reply and patience to answer to all
    like them me started process to cnada and applied for registration exam
    agency telling i will get british Columbia
    but i dont know how much salary i will get in that temprory lisence and what will b after passing it?
    i hav 1 year experience in medical surgical ward
    i hope u can help me.
    thank u.........
    First of all, I'm having some difficulty reading your post, partly because of the typos and partly because of the text-talk. Please accept this well-intended criticism at face value and try to make your posts more easily understood.

    Secondly, my patience is starting to be stretched thin. I seem to be answering the same questions over and over and over. I've tried to find references that posters can use to answer their own questions and put those resources where they'd be readily found, but it seems most choose the easier route of having me (or someone else) do the work for them. I have spent many, many hours doing searches for wage information, immigration information, licensing information, and so on, then publicly posting the results of my work, only to find a few days later that someone else is asking for that same information without actually looking for it first. It's a puzzle to me that people who can find this website on the internet and can figure out how to use it can't do a Google search here, or anywhere else, to find the answers they need.

    As I've indicated many times already, the cross country comparison of wages and benefits prepared and updated by the Canadian Federation of Nursing Unions (that is stuck to the top of the Canadian Nurses forum home page) has that information in an easy-to-navigate format. In BC, those IENs whose education has been accepted as equivalent and have been given permission to sit for the CRNE will start working as graduate nurses (level I) until such time as they write the exam. If they pass the exam they then apply for their licenses and become registered nurses. For each year (full time hours or around 2000 actual hours worked) of experience a nurse brings they move one step up the scale. You would start at the second step. Initially you wouild be paid $28.92 an hour plus shift differentials and once you have a license you would be paid $33.70 an hour plus differentials. However, if you fail the exam you will not be permitted to work as a graduate nurse any longer and would then be classified as a nursing assistant and be paid roughly half as much.
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    And the majority of those that are going over to Canada are not going over with the CRNE exam passed and the RN license in hand. One will get paid at the rate for the job that they are able to perform. If in the nursing asst role, then it will be at that pay.

    They do not have nurse assistants that pay you at the RN rate, does not matter what any agency promises, just not going to happen.

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    And to what Jan has posted: There are so many threads here with instructions on how to get licensed in both Canada as well as the US, but there are some that refuse to do some reading here first.

    Please take the time, every single question that we are seeing has been answered over and over again. It just becomes a waste of time for everyone here.
    RNGrad2006, gino_76ph, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
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    Hi

    I thought that lately you were heading to Edmonton with Geneva Health..so where exactly are you going?...You keep changing your mind.
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    Quote from cocoy2go
    Hi

    I thought that lately you were heading to Edmonton with Geneva Health..so where exactly are you going?...You keep changing your mind.

    That's a good point, coocy2go. I get confused by some of the posters in the international threads. One month it's Canada, the next it's Australia, then whereever.
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    hiya.

    at the momentthe only paper i'm lacking is the Verification for Registration Form for my nurse authority in the Philippines which my brother is happy sorting. this week hopefully then i shall maybe count 4-6 weeks from 1 Sept (atleast) for this assessment period to start and end.

    No Australia. just Canada on my sights for now.

    i guess i'll be here in the UK till January 2009 atleast. do i smell late winter/early spring in Canada?
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    Snort-January isn't even half way through winter. We usually get a nice week of -30to40C that month. Spring doesn't hit Edmonton until May
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    Hi Gino

    Wahts up? I am waiting for my work permit for Alberta. Where are you with your application? Still going to Edmonton?

    I went to Calgary for vacation last month...looking for houses to buy/rent. Found one or two. Just waiting for the permit now then bye bye UK.

    Cocoy
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    Quote from cocoy2go
    Hi Gino

    Wahts up? I am waiting for my work permit for Alberta. Where are you with your application? Still going to Edmonton?

    I went to Calgary for vacation last month...looking for houses to buy/rent. Found one or two. Just waiting for the permit now then bye bye UK.

    Cocoy
    hi. i'm currenlty waiting for the nursing authority in the Philippines to post the Verification Of Registration form to Canada then i guess i will have to wait 4-6 weeks for the "assessment" thing. that's where my application stands right now.
    i'm glad your on your way now. where did you actually found some housing? any website you can recommend? i heard if you go to an agency here in the UK for a fixed fee they will help you with evrything...from homes to mobile phones,etc. would you do that?


    Gino
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    Quote from gino_76ph
    hi. i'm currenlty waiting for the nursing authority in the Philippines to post the Verification Of Registration form to Canada then i guess i will have to wait 4-6 weeks for the "assessment" thing. that's where my application stands right now.
    i'm glad your on your way now. where did you actually found some housing? any website you can recommend? i heard if you go to an agency here in the UK for a fixed fee they will help you with evrything...from homes to mobile phones,etc. would you do that?


    Gino
    Hey Gino

    I dont think any agency will help you until you pay them. I asked my relatives and we walked around and took the estate agents phone numbers as they will be displayed on the sale sign in front of the houses.
    We met some pinoy nurses and they recommend you which areas you can rent. We are thinking of renting for the meantime cos we still got our house here in the UK.

    Bye for now
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    Hi Cocoy. how's your work permit? any news?

    as for me ALL of my papers are now with CARNA and i'm just waiting for my eligibility status. GH sent me forms (police form, embassy form, etc.) and was told to start with them.

    if i get my eligibility status i'll have to turn up a gear all the things i need to "dispose of" like my TV, PC, etc. and will start inquiring on the best place to rent a flat. but i think GH will be providing me a "physical acccomodation" and not just money to rent for a month or so then i will be ;eft to find a place on my own....


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