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Thinking twice before moving to Calgary from UK

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Is there anyone from the UK planning to go to Alberta or any other province in Canada? I had a job offer from one of the hospitals in Calgary while i was on holiday there. The hospital condition is that i have to pass the RN exam and i have the choice to work as a graduate nurse( A grade) while i wait to write for the exam.

I have received a letter from CARNA ... nursing board for Alberta that i am eligible to take the RN exam soon. Now i am thinking first to go there and work as an A grade then take the exam or do the exam which is due in Oct 2008 then move there.

I wonder if there is anyone at present thinking of moving to Canada or in the process ...any suggestions or ideas welcome.

Bye

Cocoy2go :wink2:

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

I'm going to Calgary too - have sent you a PM

Hi Rebecca

We are in Calgary for househunting and we have arrived at lunchtime Thursday. My cousin and her husband are taking us to see the different areas where we could rent and also to have a look at houses to buy. Apparently the credit crunch is already in Calgary and the houses are not selling as quick as they did a year ago.

I will call the embassy when i come back and hopefully we are planning to see Helen Dowey next week.

Bye for now.

Ibrahim

P.s I dont know how to send you PM ..sorry ..it seems to have lost all the icons for sending PM.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Ibrahim

You should be able to send a pm by clicking member name and select option in drop down box. Good luck on the house hunting....

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Hi Ibrahim!

Look at Edgemont, Brentwood, Varsity & Dalhousie (best schools)

I heard the houses were falling in price but we decided to rent so that we can get a chance to see the lay of the land so to speak. The house we're going to rent will be offered for sale at the end of the our rental period too, which gives us another option.

Enjoy your trip & say Hi to Helen from me! Looks like you're having good weather too!!

:weatherhot2:

Hope your TWP is sitting on your mat waiting for you when you get back.

hi,

I am from India and at the moment having two offers .1.calgary,canada

2.London,UK both have start date in early sept,confused which one is best.I have recieved CARNA eligibility letter but awaiting NMC letter which may come at any moment.BTW my speciality is operating room

Hi Rebecca

The weather is very nice and hot at the moment but chilly at night and in the morning. I needed to put some sun block today when we went for a picnic. So hot .....barbie is on now...where are the steaks?

Got to go now ...dont want a cremated steak...bye

Ibby

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

hi,

I am from India and at the moment having two offers .1.calgary,canada

2.London,UK both have start date in early sept,confused which one is best.I have recieved CARNA eligibility letter but awaiting NMC letter which may come at any moment.BTW my speciality is operating room

Not sure you'd get a work permit for the UK so I'd go with CARNA (pay is better there too!)

Canada is a much better place to be at the moment - well according to all the league tables on best places to live, education etc.

Of course, I'm biased - having chosen to go there too - also have a provisional Sept start date -all dependent on the embassy getting that little work permit to me. Due any day now :) (I hope!)

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Just wanted to let you know that we have had an email from the Embassy to say our permits have been granted - they have not got through the post yet -AMAZING London to London & they're taking ages!! HOwever, if they're not here by MOnday they will fax us copies.

So basically we'll be flying out for a holiday in Florida on 31st July & then hitting Canada 26th August!!!

I'm knee deep in packing boxes & mess & stuff but we're really happy that all the waiitng, uncertainty etc are over!!

Watch out Calgary here I come!!!!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Just wanted to let you know that we have had an email from the Embassy to say our permits have been granted - they have not got through the post yet -AMAZING London to London & they're taking ages!! HOwever, if they're not here by MOnday they will fax us copies.

So basically we'll be flying out for a holiday in Florida on 31st July & then hitting Canada 26th August!!!

I'm knee deep in packing boxes & mess & stuff but we're really happy that all the waiitng, uncertainty etc are over!!

Watch out Calgary here I come!!!!

really pleased for you, enjoy your holiday............... you'll need it after the packing :D

ann h

Specializes in cardiac cath lab.

Just wanted to let you know that we have had an email from the Embassy to say our permits have been granted - they have not got through the post yet -AMAZING London to London & they're taking ages!! HOwever, if they're not here by MOnday they will fax us copies.

So basically we'll be flying out for a holiday in Florida on 31st July & then hitting Canada 26th August!!!

I'm knee deep in packing boxes & mess & stuff but we're really happy that all the waiitng, uncertainty etc are over!!

Watch out Calgary here I come!!!!

Best of luck such a shame you will not be working in FL

If you are in Orlando in next month look us up

If you are in Orlando in next month look us up

Me too

(I feel a girlie lunch coming on :cheers: )

I just love Calgary. Magnificent country, changing climate (sometimes quite rapidly), and if you like the outdoors it's heaven.

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Hey guys - am in Florida - girlie lunch anyone?? PM me!!! I'm about 1 hr 45 from Orlando (in Homosassa -45 mins North of Tampa) so maybe there's a place in the middle convenient to us all?? I fly to Calgary on August 24th so we have some time.

Had real fun getting here though - TWP never did arrive in the post, finally got a fax just hours before we had to leave the house & that was thanks to a phone call & someone on the Embassy switch board taking pity on me!!!

traumadrama08

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Trauma/Ortho.

I'm going to Calgary too - have sent you a PM

Where are you looking exactly for a job?

I got my job offer for Foothill hospital in Calgary. Can i ask you why you are asking me that question?

Ibby

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Where are you looking exactly for a job?

She may delay answering this has just arrived in Canada and getting sorted. She starts work I believe next week

RGN1

Specializes in med/surg.

Hey guys - just a quick call in - really busy getting set-up. Even I have had enough of shopping & we're not done yet!!!

I am going to be working on an oncology surgical unit at Foothills, days only thank goodness. I start on 15th Sept, should just about be sorted by then!!!!

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

I was wondering when we'd hear from you! Get settled and we'll chat.

ann h

Specializes in cardiac cath lab.

Hey guys - am in Florida - girlie lunch anyone?? PM me!!! I'm about 1 hr 45 from Orlando (in Homosassa -45 mins North of Tampa) so maybe there's a place in the middle convenient to us all?? I fly to Calgary on August 24th so we have some time.

Had real fun getting here though - TWP never did arrive in the post, finally got a fax just hours before we had to leave the house & that was thanks to a phone call & someone on the Embassy switch board taking pity on me!!!

I am so sorry have not been on for ages.

Life just seems so busy all the time.

Really sorry I missed your stay in FL, maybe next time. Very best of luck with the new job.

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