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by llaurin llaurin (New) New

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Hi all, I would really appreciate any opinion you have on this topic! I am going to be graduating from my BScN program in Alberta in April and will be moving to Ottawa in May. I speak both French and English fluently and am really considering Montfort Hospital as my primary choice for where to get a job, however I'm hearing mixed opinions about that particular hospital. For anyone working or has worked in Ottawa, what is/was the best hospital to work at?

Again, any opinion you have and share would be greatly appreciated

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Mixed opinions about a workplace don't matter in an employers market, the best hospital to work at... is the hospital that will hire you. As a new grad who trained outside of Ontario, you will not qualify for the new grad initiative and your resume will be given lower priority than Ontario grads and experienced nurses. If you receive a job offer from Montfort hospital, be glad you did and don't worry about the opinions of others.

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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I am from ON. Five of us moved to AB to work after graduation. The job market isn't much better anywhere in ON for new grads. Quite honestly, you might have more success landing a position in AB. All new grad positions in ON want you to be eligible for HFO funding. Or have 2 to 3 years experience. It doesn't hurt to apply, but ON is one of the hardest places for new grads. Many of my friends that stayed in ON applied for jobs for 8 months or more before they got one.

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I have a friend that just got a job at CIVIC in Ottawa, so there are jobs available. You just have to be resilient and consistent and keep at it. Sure you may not find a full time job, but you are able to speak French fluently, so that is a HUGE advantage! Start applying and see if you get any responses

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