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I'm a US citizen who will be moving to Vancouver. Are there travel nursing jobs in Canada like there are in the US...it doesn't seem like there are, but thought I'd ask anyway. Also, which Vancouver hospitals would you recommend working at...I'm an ER nurse who has worked in trauma and community settings. Thanks for your help.

Not that I've ever heard of. Lion's Gate (north Van) is a nice hospital in my experience as a patient. St Paul's is also ok, but right downtown so I don't know what the ER would be like:)

Hi C-40. Glad to hear that you're coming to Vancouver! I hope that the registration process wasn't too much of a bother for you. There are nursing agencies here in British Columbia, however must of us get all of the hours we want at the hospitals of our choice just by applying. All of the ERs here are pretty busy and they each have their own "clientel". You may find what you want close to where you end up living, either downtown or suburbia. Vancouver General is a tertiary care hospital that gets everything and anything from all over the province; St. Paul's has an interesting selection of the very poor and down and out from the East Side mixed with the very wealthy from downtown and Kits area, they do great cardiac work; Women's and Children is as the name says. Further out Royal Columbian in New West is very busy (just lately read a newspaper article on how the paramedics are having to hang out for hours waiting to offload their patients), ditto for Surrey Memorial. They all seem to have their own cultures too, and I'm sure that you'll find one to fit into.

I'm now in a small rural ER and loving it. I'm sure glad that you're coming North, we have lots of work for you! Check the www.healthmatchbc.org website for more jobs and information. The people that work there (I met with Donna after returning from Saudi) were very helpful in finding me just the right job!.

Good luck. If you'd like more websites pm me.

I've gone back and edited the web site so that it's right...duh, guess it's that lack of sleep thingie (my usual excuse for almost everything)

Thank you so much for the great information!

Hi C-40. Glad to hear that you're coming to Vancouver! I hope that the registration process wasn't too much of a bother for you. There are nursing agencies here in British Columbia, however must of us get all of the hours we want at the hospitals of our choice just by applying. All of the ERs here are pretty busy and they each have their own "clientel". You may find what you want close to where you end up living, either downtown or suburbia. Vancouver General is a tertiary care hospital that gets everything and anything from all over the province; St. Paul's has an interesting selection of the very poor and down and out from the East Side mixed with the very wealthy from downtown and Kits area, they do great cardiac work; Women's and Children is as the name says. Further out Royal Columbian in New West is very busy (just lately read a newspaper article on how the paramedics are having to hang out for hours waiting to offload their patients), ditto for Surrey Memorial. They all seem to have their own cultures too, and I'm sure that you'll find one to fit into.

I'm now in a small rural ER and loving it. I'm sure glad that you're coming North, we have lots of work for you! Check the bchealthmatch.org website for more jobs and information. The people that work there (I met with Donna after returning from Saudi) were very helpful in finding me just the right job!.

Good luck. If you'd like more websites pm me.

Hi there.

We are likely to move to Toronto, from USA by the end of this year, as my contract with the current hospital comes to an end. I am an OR RN with nearly 14 to 15 yrs experience espl in cardiac and neuro surgeries inlud other general surgeries. I hv also passed CNOR exam and working towards to be a RNFA.

As u hv worked as RN in Canada., could you pls tell us what are my chances of getting a decent job in Ontario or BC. I am a RN for both the provinces and hv valid licences. As on now we hv plans to move towards Toronto. Here people say that, Vancouver is a better place to live. We have no idea, except that we visited Toronto last year for a week.

Any advice or suggestions thanks for taking the time to reply.

bye for now.

PD

Vancouver is a way better place to live (I've lived in both). St Paul's is apparently desperate for OR nurses.

Hi Paddi - you will be soooo welcome where ever you want to work!!!! I have lived in both Toronto and Vancouver and my personal preference is Vancouver - it's a great place to LIVE - sports abound, the weather is great, it's small enough to feel as though you could get around in it, while Toronto, well, it's kinda cold in the winter, and so big that it's just kinda cold. Just a different feel to both of them. There are jobs in ORs in every hospital - try the www.healthmatchbc.org web site for a peek at what is out there in British Columbia. The St. Paul's Hospital that Fergus wrote about has an email site at www.providencehealthcare.org . You could also check out www.fraserhealth.ca or Vancouver General Hospital at www.vch.ca (that site includes a number of other hospitals). Each of these hospitals has advertised this month for OR staff.

On the other hand you might feel most comfortable closer to your origins, so if you're from the east coast you might want to hang out in Toronto.

I wish you all the best where ever you choose to hang your scrubs!!!!

Hi Paddi - you will be soooo welcome where ever you want to work!!!! I have lived in both Toronto and Vancouver and my personal preference is Vancouver - it's a great place to LIVE - sports abound, the weather is great, it's small enough to feel as though you could get around in it, while Toronto, well, it's kinda cold in the winter, and so big that it's just kinda cold. Just a different feel to both of them. There are jobs in ORs in every hospital - try the www.healthmatchbc.org web site for a peek at what is out there in British Columbia. The St. Paul's Hospital that Fergus wrote about has an email site at www.providencehealthcare.org . You could also check out www.fraserhealth.ca or Vancouver General Hospital at www.vch.ca (that site includes a number of other hospitals). Each of these hospitals has advertised this month for OR staff.

On the other hand you might feel most comfortable closer to your origins, so if you're from the east coast you might want to hang out in Toronto.

I wish you all the best where ever you choose to hang your scrubs!!!!

Hi there!!!

Thanks for your nice and supportive advice, even though we hv green card status in USA as on now, we want to settle down in Canada, we are aware that things may not be as pleasant as they are here i.e either monitarily etc..by the way we are in our 40's!!!!!

But my DH feels that we need to get our priorities right. espl w.r.t to our son 8 yrs for his education quality and other related factors. We are actually landed immigrants from India via UK; so after 3 yrs and once i get my canadian citizenship, I suppose, I can always work as travel nurse across the border.

There is nothing in particular, that we have to go to Toronto. We are only - on the process of gathering info from collegues like you to choose the right place to settle down, When I was working in Liverpool/England as Anesthesia Nurse in OR for 4 yrs @ the Cardio thoracic hospital. Many of British nurses left to Vancouver. This hhospital supposed to be the second best hospital in Europe....

Thannks for your advice, and the tips.. we will leave 'it' to our Lord in prayer & Jesus to support and guide us to the right place.

With regds to ur family and with respects to you all.

Paddi.

Hi there.

We are likely to move to Toronto, from USA by the end of this year, as my contract with the current hospital comes to an end. I am an OR RN with nearly 14 to 15 yrs experience espl in cardiac and neuro surgeries inlud other general surgeries. I hv also passed CNOR exam and working towards to be a RNFA.

As u hv worked as RN in Canada., could you pls tell us what are my chances of getting a decent job in Ontario or BC. I am a RN for both the provinces and hv valid licences. As on now we hv plans to move towards Toronto. Here people say that, Vancouver is a better place to live. We have no idea, except that we visited Toronto last year for a week.

Any advice or suggestions thanks for taking the time to reply.

bye for now.

PD

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PD:

Check this site out.

http://www.bcit.ca

Offers a distance on line RNFA program

Good luck

Sarah

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PD:

Check this site out.

www.bcit.ca

Offers a distance on line RNFA program

Good luck

Sarah

Hallo!!!

Thank you all for the support and the advice, well we should be able to decide soon. We would take asssistance from the RN recruiting staff like Donna etc at RNABC to see where my profile would fit in best, as per Ferguson, North ER RN I would try St Paul's hospital, it seems to hv most of the cardiac surgeries etc. Thanks for all the leads and theweb sites, they were quite informative and interesting too.

bye for now

keep in touch, thanks once again

PD

Try Travelnurse.ca there are many agency nurses working in Duncan hospital right now. Good luck

Teachchildren123

Specializes in CCU.

I checked the site of travelnurse.ca, not much offered unless you apply, I did not.

I am wondering how the travel nursing is going in Quebec. There is some agencies but I never talked to travellers yet.

It would be an alternative to get the hospitals of Quebec to give permanent positions, apparentely it takes a long time before getting one of them: they put you on a on-call list!

Who can make a living on that? And working 7 days on, 7 days off... it this possible and still going on?

Puzzled here!:clown:

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