Nurse Jobs In Canada Questions - page 5

by gino_76ph

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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    Just one other thing you need to be aware of is that your daughter will need to attend school - so you want to make sure the schools are good too.

    Personally, compared to London, I've found that the rents are not that bad - honest Jan!!

    We have a huge 4 bed detached place in a really nice neighbourhood for $1700 (my SIL pays only $200 less than that for a tiny 2 bed hovel by a railway line in London) there are 3 beds for less than that too. You may want to take the small place to start but once your family arrive you'd be better off out of the Foothills area, it's not so nice.

    The joke was that it's really NOT that cold yet Coco - today has been +10C & it deosn't feel as cold as London because it's such a dry cold. Even when we were in the minus figures the other week I've been colder in London in +15!! As long as you dress sensibly you'll be fine.
    Last edit by RGN1 on Nov 26, '08
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    Hi Rebecca

    I understand you are in the Edgemont area. I remember you mentioned it several times. Who knows i may go there too. Any last minute advice for me before I make the final jump.

    I will go to M & S and get loads of boxer shorts and socks. Shame there is no M & S in Calgary. Its OK i am not afraid of the cold ....cos I am cool ...ha ha

    Bye for now.

    Ibby
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    You'll need more than boxer shorts and socks. Get some long underwear, the kind that go from waist to ankle, and some long sleeved undershirts...

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    I got some like that for my younger kids - they're still in their packets! My teen insists on going to school in jeans, tee & zipped sweat shirt, even the other week when it was -6 one day!!! He said it's not cold enough for a coat yet!! We're in for another mild week again, so I guess said coat will stay on its hanger!

    Seriously though yo will need to make sure you have something for those extreme days & on British Expats they recommend M&S before you leave as they're apprently softest! I got the kids ones here though, hard to find thermals in July - which was when we left!

    Yes we're in Edgemont & it's very nice too!

    Enjoy your last minute packing Ibbs - keep in touch!
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    Quote from RGN1


    I got some like that for my younger kids - they're still in their packets! My teen insists on going to school in jeans, tee & zipped sweat shirt, even the other week when it was -6 one day!!! He said it's not cold enough for a coat yet!! We're in for another mild week again, so I guess said coat will stay on its hanger!
    He'll fit right in, then won't he? He can stand next to me my: because I"m still wearing just my hoodie most of the time too. In 2006, I wore it right up until 10 days before Christmas then finally pulled out my winter coat.
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    I keep looking at winter coats but we have had some cold weather and snow last week but warming up at the moment with a lot of mud coming in the house from the dogs
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    I have had good luck with LL Bean, it is online, very easy returns and the weather rate each coat. They are bit pricey but the coats due hold up for years. Sears has a Land's End department there coats are similar.
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    Got pretty much all my stuff from Costco - still hanging in the wardrobe!! I'm trying very hard not to be the "soft Southener!"
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    To RGN1 & Cocoy 2Go,

    i am pestering them right now. and they have been helpful so far. when i received my eligbility letter from CARNA i was "given" two options before i can start work there. and the "best" option i saw was to take this SEC exam on mental health. what is this all about? is that exam hard? did CARNA decided on those options basing on their assessment of my documents?

    nb. i've started my police clearance thing. would the LMO be the agency's job to follow-up?
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    Hi Gino

    What was the other option? You did not mention it. Are you short of hours for the mental health section? I was not asked to do this SEC exam on mental health. BTW I did my RN training in London so I dont know much about your training in the Philippines re: mental health. I was not asked to do this exam by CARNA.

    You need to chase your agency to have the LMO. You will need it as its part of the essential documents for the issue of your work permit.

    I am getting ready to go ...still packing my stuff in boxes..suitcase to be filled. M&S has a 20% discount yesterday so I got the thermal vests and thermal long underwears as well as thermal socks. I bought loads of stuff online. Just hope they will be delivered before I leave. I know there is no M&S store there in Calgary.

    I am getting nervous and edgy now. I am worried cos I am giving up my Band 6 job and I am at the end of payscale for Band 6...I am paid more than my ward manager. Some of my colleagues are just surprised that i am leaving everything to go abroad. Is it worth it? I will tell them in a year's time.

    Regards

    Ibby


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