Nurse Jobs In Canada Questions - page 4

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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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    Time line varies a bit but I think on average you are looking at 8 months from start to finish once you have eligibility to sit CRNE and have LMO from employer. I know Cocoy 2go is in the UK and there may be some differences between the UK Canadian embassy and other Canadian embassies
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Time line varies a bit but I think on average you are looking at 8 months from start to finish once you have eligibility to sit CRNE and have LMO from employer. I know Cocoy 2go is in the UK and there may be some differences between the UK Canadian embassy and other Canadian embassies

    hi silverdragon and suzanne,

    as you know i have also begun a similar process towards working in canada. am now waiting for the eligibility from CRNBC/CLPNBC. i am a filipino citizen and i have a multiple entry US tourist visa. i have been speaking with a consultant in BC, and she advised me to go to the US to have my papers processed here (i'm in the US now and my I-94 is expiring in two months so will be going back home soon and then return here next year), because she says it will be so much faster that way. she says that since the philippine embassy is one of the busiest stations in the world, it would be better to have the papers processed in the US if i can.

    would you agree with her advise and would you recommend it?
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    I personally would start the process now once you get eligibility for CRNE instead of waiting for next year. I know the UK Canadian embassy is very busy and things still get done in a reasonable manner. The thing is you will still need a medical and you can not always guarantee how long you will get when entering the USA
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    Hi Cocoy,

    how are you doin'?

    well, as for me i just got my letter saying that i'm eligible to work in Canada. there are also some forms along with it.

    but, my questions is:

    1. what are those forms for?

    2. what is my next logical step to do?
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    Hi Gino

    Now you need to get the Labour Market Opinion from your employer in Edmonton. Have you got your employment contract from your new employer? You need to start gathering documents to submit to the Canadian Embassy. Go to their website and start downloading the forms. They have got a checklist so go through it.

    i am leaving for calgary on the 1st of january.

    Bye
    Cocoy
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    i have got something from Edmonton saying that i have a job waiting bit what does an LMO looks like?

    Geneva Helath emailed me stuff like the one that i need to submit to the Canadian Embassy and some checklist. i was told to sumbit those forms to GH first so they can check it then i will be submitting this police form as well today....
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    hi gino

    my LMO was sent to me via email 4 days after i got my eligibility letter from CARNA. You need to contact your agency and inform them you have got your eligibility letter.
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    Hey Coco, not long now huh? Hope you got some warm clothing ready - I heard that M&S thermals were the best Having said that here in Calgary we seem to be having wall to wall Chinook's but I KNOW the freeze will come - probably Jan 1st!

    Gino, if you're with an agency they really should be answering your questions for you. Coco did it alone & things may vary when you're with an agency. My advice is pester them!!
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    Hi Rebecca

    Is it really cold? Its been freezing today in London. How are you by the way? I guess you are cool and settled now. Have you started your PNP yet?
    I need to ask you something about the rent. I saw a few places and the rent is above $1200 monthly. 2 or 3 rooms suite. Not far from Foothills. Can just walk to work. Do you think it is too much? I am looking in the long run as my OH will come with the youngest daughter in Aug 09 at least I dont need to move out again.

    I cant live in shared accomodation cos I cant stand if the place is untidy or dirty. I know maybe the rent is excessive but I dont want to be sharing my bathroom with others. I used to get upset when my flatmate used to **** on the toilet seat and leave me to clean it. He could not even raise the seat. Then he will fry dried fish every morning and the whole flat will stink of it. Even my clothes smelt of fish.

    I am packing some boxes to send as cargo. My cast iron pots ...cant leave them behind. Love them too much. I know cooking helps me relieve my stress.

    Bye for now. Am on londg day tomorrow.

    Ibby
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    Rents in Calgary are high, there's no getting around that. The vacancy rate is really low because the boom in the oil business wasn't matched by a boom in housing construction. When my daughter lived there (2002-2005) she shared a two-bedroom apartment with three other people for two years (she slept in a curtained off alcove of the dining room!) then moved into an illegal secondary suite because of the very reasons you've listed cocoy2go. If you can find a place that meets your needs and it doesn't leave you too broke to eat, you'll be doing well.
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