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wasup has 12 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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I am RN from Israel. Nowadays I study for the CRNE and already have the temopary registration. In addition, I am looking for an employer in Vancouver. What is the best way to find one? Should I contact hospitals directly or to look for an agency?

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Marijke has 25 years experience and specializes in Obstetrics, perioperative, Infection Con.

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Hi,

British Columbia is devided in 6 health authorities. These health authorities are the main employers for healthcare in BC. I would give you their websites, but am not allowed to post them. If you are looking for work in Vancouver itself, you should look for the Vancouver coastal health authority or the Provincial health services authority, this last one is in charge Province wide of the specialty areas (BC Children's and Wowen's in Vancouver, cancer agency etc.) If you are looking outside Vancouver but still in the lower mainland you can look at the Fraser Health authority. They are all very easy to find on Google.

Let me know if you have trouble and I will send you the links in an e-mail.

Mazzel tov

Marijke:welcome:

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wasup has 12 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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Thank you very much, Marijke. Are these authorities private or of the state? Is it the only way to find an employer or there is some agencies and hospitals I should contact directly?

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Marijke has 25 years experience and specializes in Obstetrics, perioperative, Infection Con.

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Medical care is mainly government funded in Canada. What type of nusing are you looking for? If you are looking for a hospital job, you need to talk to the health authorities.

You can try the following: http://www.healthmatchbc.org/, which is a website which has job openings for all hospitals in BC.

Some of the jobs are what they call casual postions, which basically means you are not guaranteed hours. With the current nursing shortage this should not be a problem. If you are willing to work all shifts, there will be plenty of work.

The way it works is as follows. Hospital nurses have to be BCNU (nursing union) members, working in a particular hospital gives you seniority. When a position becomes available in this hospital, the nurse who applies with the most seniority gets the job. As a casual nurse you get seniority for the hours worked. The more specialized you are the better chance you have of skipping the casual job stage and gaining stable employment immediately, BC is screaming for ICU, OR, Obstetrical and Neonatal nurses (and other specialties).

I made the move from the Netherlands 15 years ago and looking back I would not change a thing.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do, probably better to send me an e-mail as weeks go by I don't get to this website.

Marijke

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NotReady4PrimeTime has 25 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

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If you are looking for a hospital job, you need to talk to the health authorities. Marijke

This isn't completely accurate. There is nothing to stop a person from applying directly to the hospital or facility where they wish to work. The regional health authorities' online careers listings permit an online application right from within the posting. Vancouver Coastal Authority's website is pretty simple to navigate. Within about two minutes I'd found a lengthy list of job postings in a variety of settings. I recommend that the OP try it.

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Kabel has 7 years experience.

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Hi,

British Columbia is devided in 6 health authorities. These health authorities are the main employers for healthcare in BC.

In addition to the 5 gegraphical health authorities and the Provincial one there is also Providence health which is a faith based health provider. They are based in Vancouver itself too.

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edikzina has 7 years experience and specializes in or.

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to wasup : we moved from israel to BC 2 weeks ago , I've started looking for work from israel a month before we came and I'm continue looking but it appeared to be harder than I thought. I sent my resumes to all hospitals around but I've got no answer

p.s I am an O.R RN

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wasup has 12 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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This is hard situation. And strange too, since words "shortage" and "nursing" are always together.

In Israel, did you work in hospital mimshalti? I need an advise how to resign. Feel free to connect me privately .

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Hi there,

I'm a RN in Hong Kong and have just completed my first stage of the registration process with CRNBC.

And now i'm about to apply for a temporary RN registration in Canada and also the CRNE. I've got some information about examination tutors, are they good? are they expensive? or should I consider to take a re-entry program (though it's not a must to take)?

I'm also planning my budget for the period in Vancouver before I can pass my exam, I wont be able to afford an expensive course, and I am not sure about the salary to work as a temporary (supervised) RN, (you know, we wont get paid in Hong Kong!)

I will be grateful if someone can give me some advice.

Wasup, I wish you all the best in your job hunting~

Marijke, I would also like to get those websites as well, please PM me. thanks a lot!

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[color=#333333]hello!

[color=#333333]this is natalia , russia . i have a question about temporary registration.

[color=#333333]-[color=#333333]how much time does it usually take to receive a letter from college, indicating that i'm eligible for temporary registration?

[color=#333333]-[color=#333333]how much time do i have after i got this letter to deal with other forms (applying for exam...)?

[color=#333333]for example, i got a letter in autumn. may i delay a process of filling up other forms up to summer?

[color=#333333]in the fact sheet of temporary registration said that applicants may be eligible for temporary registration if ... have b.c. employer agreeing to provide supervision. does it mean that an employer offer will be given me before i have a letter indicating that i'm eligible for temporary registration? i can't understand this moment, please, explain.

[color=#333333]thank you, natalia.

[color=#333333]i contacted with health match bc. this is their adresses:

[color=#333333][color=#333333]fraser health ([color=#333333][color=#003399]www.fraserhealth.ca[color=#333333])

[color=#333333]interior health ([color=#333333][color=#003399]www.interiorhealth.ca[color=#333333])

[color=#333333]northern health ([color=#333333][color=#003399]www.northernhealth.ca[color=#333333])

[color=#333333]providence health care ([color=#333333][color=#003399]www.providencehealthcare.com[color=#333333])

[color=#333333]provincial health services ([color=#333333][color=#003399]www.phsa.ca[color=#333333])

[color=#333333]vancouver coastal health ([color=#333333][color=#003399]www.vch.ca[color=#333333])

[color=#333333]vancouver island health ([color=#333333][color=#003399]www.viha.ca[color=#333333])

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[color=#333333]health match bc offers assistance with immigration inquiries - should our website ([color=#333333][color=#003399]http://www.healthmatchbc.org/hmbc_nurses.asp?pageid=630[color=#333333])

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[color=#333333]peter keyes

recruitment assistant

health match bc

tel: 604.736.5920

fax: 604.736.5963

http://www.healthmatchbc.org

[color=#333333][color=#003399]peterk@healthmatchbc.org

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edikzina has 7 years experience and specializes in or.

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hi, natalia

after you have completed all crnbc requirements (forms, documents, english exam) and sent it to them, they will evaluate all tour data, and if everything ok, they will send you a letter, that you are [color=#333333]eligible for temporary registration, and for writing crne exam. it's take about the month. all forms will inclose. now you have 2 years for applying for temporary license, and for applying to exam. for application for temporary license you must find a canadian employer that will give you a job offer, and he must fill the form for temporary license.

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[color=#333333]-[color=#333333]how much time does it usually take to receive a letter from college, indicating that i'm eligible for temporary registration?

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hi natalia,

it took me only 2 months to recieve the letter from crnbc telling me that i am eligible for a temparary registration...however, i also have the same question as you and i'm not sure if i should have an employment before i send out my temporary registration application...should i mention in my cover letter that i am looking for a job with temp. (supervised) registration?...how likely are the hospitals going to give me an offer?!:uhoh21:

i will be glad if someone can give me some suggestions...thanks~

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