This thread is being moved to the International Forum as it relates to immigration matters and not issues that affect working nurses in Canada. Most nurses working in Canada have no information whatsoever about this sort of thing.
Having said that... First, be aware that there has been a lot of cutting back in the health care systems across Canada related to the worldwide economic downturn. Because health care in Canada is funded by the different levels of government and because budget cuts are usually the chosen method of dealing with financial difficulties, many nursing jobs
are not being filled. Second, the process for becoming a nurse in Canada is long, involved, expensive and difficult. There are already several threads in this forum that describe the problems encountered by others. At the top right side of the home page there is a "search this section" area where you can put in "Canada" as your key word and there will be hundreds of posts found for you to read. Third, Vancouver is one of the MOST desired locations in the country for immigrants (after Toronto), nursing vacancies in Vancouver are not plentiful much of the time and the cost of living there is really high. If you were to be the sole breadwinner there is every possibility that you wouldn't make enough to pay your bills. Fourth, nurses in Canada MUST have very good English skills. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, is of utmost