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Hi I wanted some advice from nurses in Ontario I have always wanted to pursue a career in nursing no matter how difficult. I have always felt a job like this is for me. I want a job that keeps me... Read More

  1. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    Not a good sign . Just got my alberta lisence as well. Waste of money now to move without a job !
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  2. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Agreed. AB is a mess. Nfld is a mess. ON is a mess. Do not move without a job unless you can afford not to work for 6 months. If you're willing to work rural, Northern AB is always hiring, but the cities are competitive. Basically, no one wants to pay for health care, and of course, the CEO's are not about to share their wealth.
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  3. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    There are plenty of non-AHS LPN jobs listed on the CLPNA website. However, these are primarily in homecare and higher level care centers

    I also have to add that there is a housing crunch in Calgary. Rents are on the rise, one bedroom apartments in the inner city have jumped to $1200 a month.
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  4. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from itsmejuli
    There are plenty of non-AHS LPN jobs listed on the CLPNA website. However, these are primarily in homecare and higher level care centers

    I also have to add that there is a housing crunch in Calgary. Rents are on the rise, one bedroom apartments in the inner city have jumped to $1200 a month.
    Yup, I can attest to this. I live downtown Calgary in a 700 sq foot apt and just got notice this month that my previously $1000 rent is jumping to $1200!! When I first moved in here 2 years ago it was $920. Prices are definitely on the rise!
  5. Visit  Trishrpn80 profile page
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    This is why i decided to stay in ontario for a little while longer... Hopefully after i get my RN's i can go to northern ab.. Right now its hard everywhere
  6. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from Trishrpn80
    This is why i decided to stay in ontario for a little while longer... Hopefully after i get my RN's i can go to northern ab.. Right now its hard everywhere
    Regardless of the cost of living, I am really happy with my move to Calgary ( its been 2 years now). I love the city and the pay here is better than anywhere else I've lived. I found a job easy enough here.
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  7. Visit  nikki_nurse profile page
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    I graduated two years ago and got a job in March (after finishing in Dec and writing my exam at the begining of Feb). I did get to do the new grad initiative but I did move about 8 north of Toronto to a small rural hospital and got 6 months of precepted orientation and it is something I recommend for all nurses to try and apply for, especially if you are willing to move.
  8. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    The cost of living in Toronto is higher than Calgary, and the wages are much lower. I could easily handle living in Calgary. I will decide after I visit there whether its Calgary or Ed for me.
  9. Visit  Trishrpn80 profile page
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    I would never live in toronto although i live in northern ontario which is probably way worse except i live in hospital housing and my benefits are great.. I was going to AB but unfortunately certain things hindered me at this point to move my family..

    My workplace is far from perfect but i enjoy living in the north.. I dont see myself working in large city centres and since lpn jobs in the north are not abundant i am waiting til my rn's are done...
  10. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    Trishrpn where in north are u? I am also interested in moving anywhere as am a single with no family. Life has been very tough so I guess living in northern wouldn't be any more tough than I have gone through . Just a young nurse need some light to move on and out of Toronto . Recent new gad with 6 months of hfo new graduate initiative experience .
  11. Visit  vintagePN profile page
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    I am a PN student in Hamilton, ON. I will graduate in December of this year...i'm not sure what the job prospects are like...but I know Hamilton is pretty bad for new grads. all job postings I see request at least 2years experience, or casual float. I'm willing to travel anywhere from here to Niagara region, haldimand county, Burlington and oakville...so we'll see. my husband's family lives in Northern Ontario in Timmins so we'd be open to moving up there too mm or Sudbury/Noeth Bay...but im not sure what jobs are like up there. I'll have to wait and see.
  12. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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    I know north bay just layed off a bunch of nurses, most RPNs. If you are willing to go anywhere, then apply everywhere. Witness if you want a real change then Northern nursing would be it. You would apply with the government. Bayshore(home care company) is always recruiting for rural areas too.
  13. Visit  Trishrpn80 profile page
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    Quote from witness2012
    Trishrpn where in north are you?.
    I kust moved south to Moose Factory from Attawapiskat lol (both are on james bay coast)

    I have enjoyed my time up here and there is always a need because ppl come here and then leave.. It is isolated.. Less in moose factory because we have a train system..

    If u r single and looking for an adventure.. Come on up..
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