does anybody know about nursing in Canada

  1. I'm an asian LVN nurse who trained in US. I'm thinking about working in Canada to experience as nurse. If I go to Canada and take exam,I have to take language test since my first language is not English even thogh I trained in US and worked here? Does anybody know how much Nurses (both LVN and RN) in Canada make money? Any information is appriciated. Thank you.
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  3. by   loriangel14
    You may get more help if you posted on the Canadian forum.
  4. by   treblig66
    Hi! I'm new here... just want help for those who know what is the website to apply for exam in canada...

    Help me plsssss
  5. by   nsgstudent007

    I'm not sure that I have the exact answer to your question, but I can definitely guide you in the right direction. You may find answers to your questions on the College or Nurses of Ontario website - or you can try the Registered Nursing Association of Ontario website -
    As far as pay goes, RPN make just over $20.00 an hour and RN's make just over $30.00. Also if you are going to practice as an RN you must complete a four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN) from an accredited university.

    Hope this helps!
  6. by   loriangel14
    Money depends on where you work. Top of the pay scale in Ontario for RPNs is $25+ and the top pay for RNs is $36+. A LTC facility near me just advertised for RPNs starting at $23+. You will need your Bsn for licensure in Ontario.
  7. by   kitty catt
    Thank you for your replies.I have LVN license in US.Is that helpful in Canada?I know I should take test for license.Does any body know if i have to take language test which is kike TOEFL?,because in US,it was wieved since I trained in US.To work in Canada,I have to have bachelor's degree? Any infomation is appriciated. Thank you.
  8. by   loriangel14
    RNs must have at least their degree. I don't know how the LVN would compare up here. In Ontario you may be able to work as an RPN. Contact the College of Nurses for the province you want to work in and they should be able to tell you what to do. Best of luck.
  9. by   kitty catt
    thank you for your reply. I got it.I appriciated.
  10. by   kitty catt
    Do you know any benefits for nurse in Canada? Any information is appriciated. Thank you.
  11. by   treblig66
    Thanks scott its a big help