Ok, so I did the exam Feb 4, had job interview Feb 13th, went back home to Jamaica, did interview for work permit (can't remember date, some time in April), got approved, arrived on the 24th of June, got work permit. 25th faxed a copy to CNO, applied for SIN that same day, got it on Saturday, July 4th. Called CNO on Friday, July 3, told me they sent my letter of consent (letter which requires your consent to abide by the rules as stipulated on the work permit)-see previous post on work permit restrictions. It was mailed, so I asked the agent if she could send a copy via email or fax, she did. Signed that, was accepted for review for the end of the month, but official letter will be received in mail and still needs to be signed and sent for their records. After they have reviewed the work permit, if approved, I should hopefully be getting my license by early August. So, let's see, that took, since exam Feb. 4, six months!
Ok....I hope this info will help someone have an idea about the process in settling down in Canada.
I hope others will continue to share just that. The process in settling down in Canada and the experiences that will help us/or anyone to better adjust or transition here.
Doesn't have to be nurse related. Welcome experiences from all provincies: things we need, must haves etc., what never to leave at home, the most important thing we must know when moving here....