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NEED HELP. about Employment for Canada

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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Hello, I am Joanna, a registered nurse here in the Philippines.

I am interested in applying for a nursing job in Canada, but I don't know exactly what to do first. I read a lot about having to take an English proficiency test, and being registered in the specific province where I want to work. My concern is that, I currently do not have an employer yet and I don't know how long it will take before I will have a confirmed employer. If I take the IELTS exam (English proficiency test) it will expire in about two years and I may have to retake it again, which is costly on my part. I am also concerned about the licensure exam for Canada, which is different for each province. So if for example I took the exam for British Columbia, and I was not able to find an employer there, do I have to retake the exam for another province?

I hope you could help me out.

Thank you.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Moved to the International forum

Suggest you have a good read in this and the Canadian forum. There are many threads discussing Canada. CRNE is national exam and once passed generally accepted in all provinces (not sure about Quebec) but you still have to meet the province requirements even when moving province on IEN

Will answer more tonight when I get back from work

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

To apply to a province college of RN's you don't need a employer but you will need a employer for a Temp Work Permit. If applying for PR via the skilled workers route you need 12 months full time employment or employer and English exam. Processing time is approx 12 months once you meet immigration requirements and applying for PR and about 6 months if going the TWP route. This will vary depending on route you go and getting the paperwork sorted. Regarding the province college of RN's well that processing time will vary depending on the province you pick.

Lady_sigrid726

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Thank you very much for your reply. Now that I know where to start, I will read more into this. If I come across some confusing parts I hope you wouldn't mind if I will ask you again. Your reply has been helpful, thanks again. :)