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Manitoba Canada under the family-based PNP

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Hi everyone!

My husband is being nominated by a relative via the PNP under the province of Mannitoba. I intend to make early preparations for possible employment if and when the whole family set foot in Mannitoba.

I am a registered Med. Tech. and a US RN from the Philippines.I don't have any work experience on either of my two courses.In between my two courses, I did Sales & Marketing for two decades with a private firm.At the moment,I am making use of my experience in this field by managing a small business.

I want to do nursing if & when we get to Canada .I did the IELTS already but my issue is that I did not take the local board in my country.Another option is to pursue the field of sales & marketing. I am seeking the advice of the moderators from this forum on what I have to do while I have the time. I had visited several websites already especially those related to nursing but a first-hand information from you guys would be most ideal.

Secondly, my eldest child is going to college come June of next year.My husband & I are planning that she finishes her college education in Manila first before she joins us.We know the advantages of being educated overseas but we just want her to be free from paying any student loan when she finishes her degree.Your pieces of advice will be appreciated. Thank you in advance!:specs:

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

You must pass the NLE and be registered in the Philippines before you can register in Manitoba, or anywhere else in Canada for that matter. The more time that has passed since you completed your education the more difficult it will be for you to pass. And of course you'd have to pass the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam in order to receive registration and wthout having worked as a nurse since you finished school, that isn't going to be easy. The lack of work experience mightn't hinder your application for registration but it will certainly hold you back from finding employment as a nurse in Manitoba. The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba has a continuing competence program as well, and they'll want to know how you've kept current with your nursing knowledge since you graduated. None of these issues is insurmountable, but the resolution of them will require a great deal of work. http://www.crnm.mb.ca/applicants-international-requirements.php

You also need to look into the legality of family members working when immigrating on a PNP. You need to make sure that any requirments for that are met in the right time frame.

http://www2.immigratemanitoba.com/browse/howtoimmigrate/pnp/

The decision as to where your children receive their education is your own to make and is nobody else's business. Just be sure to read the section on eligible dependents so that you can ensure your daughter can be included later.

Hi,janfrn!

I appreciate very much your detailed & very informative reply.I have read some of your posts in this forum & I have learned a lot from them.I will surely browse back to your posts for future reference.

Yes, it would take a lot of hard work and patience for me to reach my goal of working as a nurse in Canada.There are several obstacles along the way but I am determined to do what I have to do to reach my objective.

Thank you once again & more power !:specs:

Hi,janfrn!

I appreciate very much your detailed & very informative reply.I have read some of your posts in this forum & I have learned a lot from them.I will surely browse back to your posts for future reference.

Yes, it would take a lot of hard work and patience for me to reach my goal of working as a nurse in Canada.There are several obstacles along the way but I am determined to do what I have to do to reach my objective.

Thank you once again & more power !:specs:

Hi,Janfrn!

Just want to make a follow-up to my last post dated Dec. 09,2008 re:the above subject.I have heeded your piece of advice.I am now a local RN...passed the local boards I took in June,got my license just last month & am now a step nearer to my dream of passing the CRNE.

My family and I hope to land as immigrants in Winnipeg MB by next year. My plan is to take the CRNE in June if the CRNM makes me eligible to sit for the exam.I hope to get their affirmative reply on my application though I lack the clinical nursing experience at the moment.I wrote to them actually about this issue & on the basis of their response,I have the impression that I will be qualified.

Just an update,my eldest daughter is now in the nursing program of one of the universities in Manila.We are caught between two forces now if we have to bring her with us(as per advise of our relatives in MB) or let her join us later when she finishes her BSN here in Manila.Much as we would like her to go with us,I've heard of the difficulties of some students entering into a nursing program in CA.I hope that you or the other moderators of this forum will give more inputs on this as we are not armed with the much-needed information regarding nursing education in CA.

Thank you once again !

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

Good for you! It's always nice when the advice one gives is well-received and acted upon. You're on the right road now.

Your daughter's nursing education does present a bit of a quandary doesn't it? While on the one hand, receiving her education in Manitoba guarantees her eligibility for registration in Canada, on the other there are many more applicants for spots in nursing programmes across the country than there are spots. Education is never wasted, and what she's learning now will give her a basis for what she learns in the future. You have some time to investigate what's possible for her before you pack up and move, so that's what you should be doing now. Contact the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Red River College, Assiniboine College and Brandon University and ask them what they advise. Good luck!

I'm going back to Winnipeg in December to attend a conference and to visit with old friends. I'm really excited.

Hi,janfrn!

Thank you for your reply!Acting upon your piece of advice was a good decision as it opened a window of opportunity for me.Needless to say,preparing & passing the boards is not easy.I hope & pray that the next step will yield favorable results as well.

The nursing education of my elder daughter is indeed an issue that we have to deal with on our plan to move to CA especially that she has started to like nursing & enjoying their program activities despite the challenges that go with it.In fact,she is doing well at school which even makes it more difficult for me & my husband to decide.Well, I guess we just have to weigh the pros & cons later when we finally have to move.I have started to check with the schools that you've mentioned & hope to get a clear picture of their nursing program & the advice that we need.

It's nice to hear that you're visiting Winnipeg soon.I've read from your posts that you've worked in MB before.Meeting with old friends and former colleagues is always something to look forward to.Have an enjoyable trip!

chengzz_1110

Specializes in ICU; Medical-Surgical. Has 3 years experience.

hi gernikada i just want to ask what happen to your application in manitoba did they ask you to sit for CCA?

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