Nursing in Canada HELP!!!

  1. [font=fixedsys]i have applied to the alberta nurses association, and have been accepted, however we have a small baby(5 mths) does anyone know if i can work part time or do i have to work full time to be able to be eligible to work in canada? is there any childcare facilities in hospital?
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  3. by   Fiona59
    Never heard of on site child care facilities for staff. Daycare for a 5 month old is expensive and hard to find. There are alway "family dayhomes" but you have to very selective and constantly check up because of the child to caregiver ratios that are mandatory. I've seen child care facilities near the hospitals I've worked in but they had long waitlists.

    Good Luck...
  4. by   Marijke
    Hi there,

    No you do not have to work fulltime in order to work in Canada. Depending on your speciality there are different possibilities. If you are for example an ICU, Obstetrical or OR nurse, you might be able to get a parttime job right away. However a lot of us started as a casual (fill in shifts where needed), which might be good for you, with a child. You take the shifts you can and if your child is ill or there are childcare issues, you are able to cancel.
    I don't know if there are any daycare facilities in the hospitals in Alberta, but I would doubt it.
    Just to let you know there is an all Canadian forum on this site, so for further questions, or to meet somebody from the area you are going to, you might want to check it out.
    By the way where are you from?
    Good luck!