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I moved to Canada as a nurse!!!!!

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I just want to share my personal experience moving to Canada to work as a nurse. And, I would like to encourage anybody who is dreaming to move to Canada to work as a nurse. You are reading page 8 of I moved to Canada as a nurse!!!!!. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

campbe11 has 4+ years experience and specializes in MSICU, Neuro/Trauma ICU.

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has anyone had to be interviewed when they applied to for a twp or a pr visa? as a condition of getting a twp you need to prove that you will leave the country after your permit/visa expires. i can document that my family lives in the u.s., that i have a good relationship w/ my previous employer (whom i am leaving to go work in canada), and proof of funds but that's about it. if anyone has had any experience with this, what sort of documentation helps as "proof", and would like to share i would greatly appreciate it :)

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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We initially came over on a TWP through my husband and we had no interview or required anything as proof of leaving the country at the end. All we had to submit was exactly what was requested on the paperwork. My husband was asked for further documents but more to show he had the qualifications that he had listed on the paperwork. We also had to provide proof of funds which was a bank statement showing funds available. If you then apply for PR and have a full time employer then you do not need proof of funds but if no employer and applying for PR you do need to show proof of funds

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Im a US nurse with a Baccalaureate degree and 5 years of nursing experience since I passed the Nclex. I want to move to Ottawa in Ontario and wondering if I have to pass their nursing examination. Or what to do about it?

I also have to apply for a work permit which I cannot get without a job offer but I cannot get anyone to offer me a job if I dont have a Ontario nursing license.

I have a place to stay since my fiance lives there. He is not a Canadian citizen, he is Indian and has a work visa also so he cannot sponsor me if we get married.

If anyone has any advice for me please contacte at flipmg@yahoo.com

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loriangel14 specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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Yes you have to apply for a nursing license in Ontario.You must meet the requirements laid out by the CNO.If you meet them you will get permission to write the CRNE.

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April 22, '12 by mercy

i want to work also as LPN, pls may i know the name of the agency. thanks.

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loriangel14 specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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Agency for what? Are you in Canada already? Do you have a license?

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What is the name of the agency of the consulting agency in Halifax, they seemed to have been a big help. Do you find that working as an LPN is similar to the associated degree nursing you did in the US? So glad that you love Canada, and especially Nova Scotia, as I was born there! Very friendly people!

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I think that RNs from the Philippines should apply to credential as LPNS first, as the 4 year degree from the Philippines is assessed by many qualification assessment agencies (IQAS in Alberta for example) as being roughly equivalent to 2.5-3 year nursing diploma in Canada. There may be a better chance of getting a job in Alberta, especially in the rural areas and northern communities such as Slave Lake or Fort McMurray. The similarity between the RN and LPN role is roughly a 70% overlap.Predictability of client outcome may determine which nurse ( RN or LPN), will care for which clients: a fresh pacemaker versus an established pacemaker, for example. Interestingly, approximately 40% of Canadian RNs have a basic preparation of a 2 or 3 year diploma, and are still practising as RNs.(the entry to practice now of course is a 4 year BSN).The LPN curriculum ( in Alberta and some other provinces) is an enriched version of the previous RN 2 year diploma, and it includes university level courses in English literature, Anatomy and Physiology, Health Education, Sociology and Psychology. Also included is an Adult Physical Assessment courses which was not included in the previous RN 2 year diploma. LPN is classified as a professional nurse in Alberta under the Health Professions Act.

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I am a American RN with several years of pediatric radiology, surgery, and ED experience. I want to live in Canada! I just need help finding a reputable company to help me with this dream. Any information is greatly appreciated

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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I am a American RN with several years of pediatric radiology, surgery, and ED experience. I want to live in Canada! I just need help finding a reputable company to help me with this dream. Any information is greatly appreciated

You don't need a company to do this. Where in Canada do you want to live and work in?

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