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living in the US compared to Canada..(long)

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I don't. If I were you I would go to immigration Canada's website and see if veterinarians are covered under NAFTA as well. If they aren't you might have the more arduous route of seeking residency the old fashioned way.

This is their website:

http://www.cic.gc.ca

And this is a website for your husband, only for BC. I thought it may have some info on registration or links to other province's registration for him:

http://www.bcvma.org/cfm/index.cfm?It=107

Many are posting about moving from Canada to USA?

DOes anyone know about immigrating from USA to Canada? (And available work for a US educated BSN.)

Curious.

SJ

Hi there.

It all depends from which country,category, the point system such as on ur edu, exp,age,skill requirement in Canadian labour forces are the deciding factors. Even the coutry where u file from also matters, some asian countries wait list is 3-5 yrs.

One of my collegues an US Citzen, who applied for canadian immigration as RN was rejected, reason not known. Anyway goto the candian official web site and you can check online if you qualify and thendown load the PDF forms, submitt to the nearest embassy.

There are quite a few changes since 2002, in the point system your spouse is also taken into account, confused seek the nearest help via lawer or so..

all the best, hope that gives u some overall view, bye for now....PD

To answer the original question... Yes! I would move back to Canada in a heartbeat if I were to start a Family. I have lived in Rhode Island for 2 years from Alberta and I can see a significant difference... I think I've pinned it...

It's all about survival. Back in Canada I felt secure, taken care of, and didn't really have to worry about the basics. Health was paid for, kids have a great standardized (through out the country) education, that's affordable (though taxes are higher in Canada) and the crime rate is super low. EVEN THE HOMELESS had resourses availible to them if they wanted!

In the State where I live, I sense that it's all about Survival of me and my loved ones. I gotta shell out money for this and that and plan, plan, plan for the worst! I feel uneasy here. There's an increased feeling of hostility, and I could be totally off my rocker but, I wouldn't be surprised if it was based on fear and the protection of self.

Just my 2 cents. I should also add that I have enjoyed all the friends I've made here and have been happy to have all the opportunities availible to me here!

So I just have to weigh my options.:)

Does anyone have a similar link for the RNFA information for Quebec? (like the one given for Ontario) Also, a website that gives information regarding working in Quebec/Canada on a Nafta Visa?

Thanks.

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Hi there.

It all depends from which country,category, the point system such as on ur edu, exp,age,skill requirement in Canadian labour forces are the deciding factors. Even the coutry where u file from also matters, some asian countries wait list is 3-5 yrs.

One of my collegues an US Citzen, who applied for canadian immigration as RN was rejected, reason not known. Anyway goto the candian official web site and you can check online if you qualify and thendown load the PDF forms, submitt to the nearest embassy.

There are quite a few changes since 2002, in the point system your spouse is also taken into account, confused seek the nearest help via lawer or so..

all the best, hope that gives u some overall view, bye for now....PD

The point system is not really operational right now, so not the best route. It's best, easiest & by far the quickest, to get a job offer. You won't need a lawyer, it's not that confusing & all the forms are downloadable from the Embassy web site.

If I can do it from the UK (& others from India & the phillipines who I work with) then it should be no trouble from the USA. In fact I work with a nurse from the USA & she found it very easy. You will need to have your credentials verified & you will need to sit the CRNE. I don't know about your spouse but it should be easy enough to find out.

Silverdragon102, BSN

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

The point system is not really operational right now, so not the best route. It's best, easiest & by far the quickest, to get a job offer. You won't need a lawyer, it's not that confusing & all the forms are downloadable from the Embassy web site.

If I can do it from the UK (& others from India & the phillipines who I work with) then it should be no trouble from the USA. In fact I work with a nurse from the USA & she found it very easy. You will need to have your credentials verified & you will need to sit the CRNE. I don't know about your spouse but it should be easy enough to find out.

This thread is from 2004 :D

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

That's why I wanted to let people know that this info is not relevant now. The thread resurfaced at the top so didn't want the now innaccurate info to start filtering through;)

Looking back at the post though I didn't really make that clear - went to run a bath for DD & hit the submit button without thinking it through properly!

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Nice save?:D

Silverdragon102, BSN

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

Nice save?:D

Great save :D

tanthalas

Specializes in Mursing. Has 3 years experience.

I jsut think how funny it is that the 2nd poster wrote that gas prices were 90.4 c/L in 2004. Albeit it has dropped dramatically (today 89.9) from earlier in the year when it was 155.9.

Things sure change quickly when you travel.

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