It sounds like you have a great plan in place already, with lots of support. Good for you!
I don't know how it works in Canada, but did you have to be certified by a particular organization to become an NP? If you did, I hope you didn't let your certification lapse. Here in the States, if you let your certification lapse, there is only a short while when you can be reinstated. After that, the certifying body (for example, ANCC) can (a) make you take the certifying exam again and (b) require you to meet the educational standards are in place now -- not the ones that were in place when you were first certified.
Hopefully, none of the above applies to you. But if re-certification is going to be an issue, better to start working on that now than later!
Best of luck to you!