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What are differences in job duties of a RPN/LPN in Canada vs. the U.S.? I just completed my education in Canada, so I have no experience as an employee yet. I am considering working in the U.S.... Read More

  1. Visit  Miiki profile page
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    Many hospitals no longer hire LPN to work on units.
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  2. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    You can't get a visa to work in the US anyways.
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  3. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    You really need to let us know what visa you are planning on using to live and work in the US. Are you already a US Citizen? Are you planning on marrying a US citizen otherwise as a LPN you do not meet work permit/visa or immigrant visa requirements so moot point trying to think how Canadian employers will feel about US experience
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  4. Visit  petethecanuck profile page
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    Just asking this question, but why on earth would you want to live/work in the US?
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  5. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    Let me put it this way.

    I was a new grad LPN in a large metro area in Florida. The only job I could find was in LTC working part-time for $18 an hour with NO benefits....meaning...I had NO health insurance. That's right NO health insurance. And I was lucky to find that job, I networked my way into that job through a college class I was taking...I met the unit managers in class.

    I was going to school for RN, I would have been lucky to find a part-time job paying $22 an hour with NO benefits.

    I'm much happier to be back in Alberta...everything is far better...except the winter weather.

    As for getting back my PR....I'd have to apply, pay a bunch of money, explain why I want to move back, and then wait for at least a year for an answer. Sure I'd have priority over new PR seekers but I'd still be waiting.

    There's a reason why I never took US citizenship.

    So OP, you'd be better off looking for a job in the US if you had an in demand NAFTA skill.....like some kind of oil and gas engineer.
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  6. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Quote from petethecanuck
    Just asking this question, but why on earth would you want to live/work in the US?
    Especially now. Terrible economy, no union in most places, low pay, call offs, mandatory overtime, firing at will. Sign me up for all that! Seriously....you can't work without a visa, and even if you could, is it worth all that?
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  7. Visit  studentnurse1989 profile page
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    Quote from petethecanuck
    Just asking this question, but why on earth would you want to live/work in the US?
    You've got to be kidding...
  8. Visit  studentnurse1989 profile page
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    I'm not sure why everybody assumes that I haven't done my research on visas. Honestly, some of your responses were rude, and none of my questions have been answered. I would like to end this conversation please.
    Last edit by studentnurse1989 on Feb 13, '13
  9. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Well it doesn't matter since you there would be no way for you to work there since there is no visa you could apply for.If you had done research on visas you would know that already.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on Feb 13, '13
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  10. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    No one is trying to be rude. You're receiving some honest replies. American grads are having a very tough time finding work in the US for the last 5 years. You would fare much better staying in Canada for work.
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  11. Visit  Trishrpn80 profile page
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    My mom is a PR in arizona and even though she has been around for 20 yrs there she still had to hunt for a new job... I used to be a PR and came back to canada at 20yrs old.. U can go down to study but u cant work unless its at school.. U can get licensing no prob.. Its the visa aspect unless you are planning on a border town.. Good luck amd i dont think anyone was trying to be rude.. In typing some ppl's way of conversation doesnt come across as it was meant..
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  12. Visit  katherine100 profile page
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    Of course your work experience would be accepted. Canada accepts nurses from many different parts of the world.
  13. Visit  katherine100 profile page
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    //Especially now. Terrible economy, no union in most places, low pay, call offs, mandatory overtime, firing at will. Sign me up for all that! Seriously....you can't work without a visa//

    That answers it. Lot of laws to abide by in the US.


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