Ontario RNs and RPNs - page 2

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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 active and on my feet I also... Read More


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    Quote from witness2012
    I am hired through hfo and seriously it's a waste ! In a LTC you learn nothing because the managers put you to do audits . NO real RPN experience and when they are short on the units they will push you by ure self to handle the floor . Stressful and ends you up with nothing after six months . Moving to alberta ASAP so that I can gain some experience in the hospital . Ontario will lead to nothing no jobs for new grads . # my personal experience .
    Don't pin your hopes on Alberta. AHS is closing down units, the LTC facilities are downsizing nursing positions and using aides to give meds.

    The province is a mess financially. Rumour control has it that teachers and RNs are facing 10% rollbacks in their contracts.
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    Wow ! I thought it was just ontario ! Fiona does that also apply to lpn position? Have been hearing about the northern will there be no jobs down there too?
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    Capital Care laid off 42 LPNs and other staff

    Transitional Care Units in Edmonton are being closed. Their staff are being "re-assigned" to other areas in AHS.

    Alberta isn't the job pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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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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    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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    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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    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!
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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
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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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    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.


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