Im an RN and have been working for 5 years and also have a 4 year degree. I been looking into moving and working in Canada. I have a friend in Canada who's mother works as an RN and she offered me a job with her agency to later find out that they cannot hire me because I need to have Ontario nursing License first. Well I am Applying for the Ontario license exam and there is a section where they ask if you have legal status in Canada.
As of now I dont have one and it takes forever to get a permanent visa. I was thinking of applying for a temporary work permit but I cannot get one without a job offer. Can I still apply for the nursing license and get the work permit later?
Also, a friend of mine who is a nurse in Ottawa and graduated in Ottawa said that after I apply for the nurse exam I have a year to take it and they give me a temporary permit that last for a year or until I take the exam. Is that true?
Id like to move as soon as possible and not loose this work opportunity but it seems so hard.