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Immigrating to Canada as a nurse without selling house first?

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by Vadear Vadear (New) New

I am 51 and I have two children; i have spoken to some immigration groups in Canada and they say that i must sell all of my possessions first in order to take the exam. But if i don't get the job then i have to buy another house. I don't really want to take this risk. Is there not another way to get a job as a nurse without selling my possessions? Could somebody explain what i need to do?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Moved to the international forum as nothing to do with UK nursing

All I can say is what a load of codswallop. You do not have to sell everything before you move to Canada or take any exams. If you are coming over to Canada to sit the exam then that is all you need to do. Coming from the UK you do not need any visa to come over and many many UK nurses have done the process before moving.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Contact the college of nurses in the province in which you want to be registered (the links can be found at the top of the Canadian Forum) and they will tell you how to proceed. Good luck.

canoehead, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience.

What exam? Not the nursing exam.

I moved from the USA to Canada a year ago and still have my house in the US (it's not selling).

Thanks for the replies, i was informed by one of the immegration groups that i would have to sell the house to show that i am 100% dedicated to moving. So i would just have to sit the exam and then speak to the hospital and then get a visa?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

There are a couple of ways to do it.

First is sit exam wait for results sort job out and then temp work permit or PR

Secondly Have eligibility to sit exam, have a temp license, find employer, get TWP start working then sit exam and then if staying and want to apply for PR

Which route are you looking at taking?

Will also send you a pm

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Also I know of several UK people who have made the move and still have property in the UK.

Probably the first route purely to make sure that i get the job. How would i go about taking my two children (21 and 18). I heard that i have to sponser them on a visa once i have a job?

Im not really to sure what to think now, since what ive been told about having to sell my house etc...

Many thanks

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

:p Glad to see you took advice from Yahoo Answers lol

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Probably the first route purely to make sure that i get the job. How would i go about taking my two children (21 and 18). I heard that i have to sponser them on a visa once i have a job?

Im not really to sure what to think now, since what ive been told about having to sell my house etc...

Many thanks

I think a lot will depend on how dependant your children are especially the one aged 21. Check out CIC website and see if things are explained clearer CIC

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Canadian residents can own offshore property. There's a spot on the income tax forms asking about it.

Why are you trusting these "immigration" groups. Deal directly with the Cdn. govt.