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I had done my masters in nursing from India. Can anyone give me some information and advice how UK registred nurse can migrate to Ontario and Uk nursing registration is valid in Ontario or not. If yes then what the requirements and process to become a canadian registered nurse after UK nursing registration. Please suggest some idea...
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I had done my masters in nursing from India. Can anyone give me some information and advice how UK registred nurse can migrate to Ontario and Uk nursing registration is valid in Ontario or not. If yes then what the requirements and process to become a canadian registered nurse after UK nursing registration. Please suggest some idea...
Being UK registered has no bearing on getting registered in Canada. Suggested starting point is CNO website and requirements for someone who trained outside of Canada
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I had done my masters in nursing from India. Can anyone give me some information and advice how UK registred nurse can migrate to Ontario and Uk nursing registration is valid in Ontario or not. If yes then what the requirements and process to become a canadian registered nurse after UK nursing registration. Please suggest some idea...
There are tons of threads you can search for more info (and this whole thread is worth a read if you haven't read it all yet). Here's another recent thread for info - https://britishexpats.com/forum/cana...n-only-930136/

HTH, good luck.
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Hi everyone, just jumping in ..
So I got my CNO competency gap report and looking at universities .. not a huge choice in Ontario? As i understand it is mostly the "university consortium" of 4 that offer the 2-year long programme. Am I missing something? has anyone gone through the process? any tips would be highly appreciated! Also, is it possible to do the bridging in a different province or is it tied to the province one is applying to get licensed in?

Thanks !
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Hi everyone
I Have just received an email that i am eligible to sit the NCLEX exam.
Bc: adult nurse and trained in uk
My question is , does anyone know whether I could sit the test here in the UK? And whats next after the Nclex exam? If you pass , do you get a license to work as a nurse in Canada? Can start looking for job?

I am british citizen , do i need to apply for a permanent residence?

Thanks for taking time to read.
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Hey guys,

Thought I'd come on and update you since I finally got some answers from the CNO.
My timeline:

August 2017 - applied to NNAS
Jan 2017 - NNAS report came back non-compatible - report sent to CNO

A whole lot of time passed in which I honestly don't remember what happened, I really don't think much except me trying to contact them constantly.

July 2018 - visited their office in Toronto, ON. No information given except updated contact details
Further phone calls took place from me to them over the next year, with no-one being able to offer me any explanation

August 2019 - phone call from CNO saying they have figured out what to do with me. I'm one of very few Specialist nurses from the UK, so the CNO had to have a bunch of meetings and decisions to figure out how to upskill me.

Sept 2020 - I started course 1 of 4. Online modules through StFX university in NS. I sit my final exam Tuesday then start my next module in Feb. I should finish my courses by summer 2021 and then have to wrap up the rest of my CNO requirements and sit the NCLEX.

If anyone wants to chat more, feel free to ask me any questions!

Hope you're all keeping well
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Originally Posted by lauriet465 View Post
Hey guys,

Thought I'd come on and update you since I finally got some answers from the CNO.
My timeline:

August 2017 - applied to NNAS
Jan 2017 - NNAS report came back non-compatible - report sent to CNO

A whole lot of time passed in which I honestly don't remember what happened, I really don't think much except me trying to contact them constantly.

July 2018 - visited their office in Toronto, ON. No information given except updated contact details
Further phone calls took place from me to them over the next year, with no-one being able to offer me any explanation

August 2019 - phone call from CNO saying they have figured out what to do with me. I'm one of very few Specialist nurses from the UK, so the CNO had to have a bunch of meetings and decisions to figure out how to upskill me.

Sept 2020 - I started course 1 of 4. Online modules through StFX university in NS. I sit my final exam Tuesday then start my next module in Feb. I should finish my courses by summer 2021 and then have to wrap up the rest of my CNO requirements and sit the NCLEX.

If anyone wants to chat more, feel free to ask me any questions!

Hope you're all keeping well
Thank you so much for this info and I wish you all the best.
I am about to start the process and I would like to ask you few questions if that is ok with you? I am a UK trained nurse that works in AnE
please I would like to know if I can apply for to the pool before sitting the IELTS?
is it a good idea to get a province nomination?

Are the IELTS exams hard to pass?
what proof would I need to submit for my education and employment? Will I need my credentials verified before submitting to the Canadian embassy if invited for ITA?
please what is the cost of living in Canada? Which country is cheaper to live in ? Canada or UK
how is the rent, groceries and bills like compared to UK
sorry to many questions😀😀
I will stop now.

Thank you so much

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Old Nov 13th 2020, 11:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Nurse Dele View Post
Thank you so much for this info and I wish you all the best.
I am about to start the process and I would like to ask you few questions if that is ok with you? I am a UK trained nurse that works in AnE
please I would like to know if I can apply for to the pool before sitting the IELTS?
is it a good idea to get a province nomination?

Are the IELTS exams hard to pass?
what proof would I need to submit for my education and employment? Will I need my credentials verified before submitting to the Canadian embassy if invited for ITA?
please what is the cost of living in Canada? Which country is cheaper to live in ? Canada or UK
how is the rent, groceries and bills like compared to UK
sorry to many questions😀😀
I will stop now.

Thank you so much
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When you submit to NNAS, you need to tell them what province you want to work in, as each province has their own regulatory board. So I am working towards my RN in Ontario, once I have this, if I wanted to go to a different province, I'd still need to apply to get on the register for there.

As a native English speaker, I took the General IELTS and did not find it difficult. It really is subjective though and dependent on your abilities and where your strengths lie (some are better at reading or writing than others for example).

For your visa, you need to provide proof of employment, education, marital status, police background check, complete general IELTS with a score of 7 and above (as far as I can remember) and more, Only once you've completed all the steps and accrued your visa points, will you be entered into the pool. So in short, no, you cannot enter the pool prior to completing IELTS.

I can only speak from my experience in regards to education and employment. Speaking in regards to the visa here... I believe I provided proof of employment (reference I think but I cannot remember. I tried looking back my documents but to no avail). I had to submit all my education to the World Education Services (all my transcripts) for assessment. They then write back and tell you if you match the Canadian equivalent or not.

The cost of living largely depends on where you choose to go. I live in SW Ontario. Housing is cheaper here, you get more for your money (I came from a fairly large city in Scotland). Rent is also cheaper in that again, more for your money. I find that in Canada, we are paid more fairly to account for the cost of living. So your wage reflects the cost of living more that I think it did in Scotland. Nurses are paid far better. Groceries are more expensive in Canada in my opinion but again, it's been 2 years since I've been in the UK, so I can't comment on inflation in the UK. Insurance is more expensive, gas and electric are around the same. Mobile phone plans are more expensive but if you shop around and buy at the right time then it's not too bad (we got ours plus home internet in the Christmas sales so we saved a lot).

I hope this helps...
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Old Nov 14th 2020, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by lauriet465 View Post
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When you submit to NNAS, you need to tell them what province you want to work in, as each province has their own regulatory board. So I am working towards my RN in Ontario, once I have this, if I wanted to go to a different province, I'd still need to apply to get on the register for there.

As a native English speaker, I took the General IELTS and did not find it difficult. It really is subjective though and dependent on your abilities and where your strengths lie (some are better at reading or writing than others for example).

For your visa, you need to provide proof of employment, education, marital status, police background check, complete general IELTS with a score of 7 and above (as far as I can remember) and more, Only once you've completed all the steps and accrued your visa points, will you be entered into the pool. So in short, no, you cannot enter the pool prior to completing IELTS.

I can only speak from my experience in regards to education and employment. Speaking in regards to the visa here... I believe I provided proof of employment (reference I think but I cannot remember. I tried looking back my documents but to no avail). I had to submit all my education to the World Education Services (all my transcripts) for assessment. They then write back and tell you if you match the Canadian equivalent or not.

The cost of living largely depends on where you choose to go. I live in SW Ontario. Housing is cheaper here, you get more for your money (I came from a fairly large city in Scotland). Rent is also cheaper in that again, more for your money. I find that in Canada, we are paid more fairly to account for the cost of living. So your wage reflects the cost of living more that I think it did in Scotland. Nurses are paid far better. Groceries are more expensive in Canada in my opinion but again, it's been 2 years since I've been in the UK, so I can't comment on inflation in the UK. Insurance is more expensive, gas and electric are around the same. Mobile phone plans are more expensive but if you shop around and buy at the right time then it's not too bad (we got ours plus home internet in the Christmas sales so we saved a lot).

I hope this helps...
Thank you so much for this, really really helpful !

All the best with your RN registration.
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Thank you so much for this, really really helpful !

All the best with your RN registration.
No problem, and thank you! It's been a long 3 years but finally going in the right direction!
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Hi, you might find our wiki of use for some general info - we have a section on Nursing and on Immigration... if you have Immigration related questions please remember to post them to our Immigration forum for Canada, that way you will get the attention of our valued members who have expertise on the subject.

https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Nursing-Canada
https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Quick...an_Immigration

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Hi All,

I have recently opened a new thread on this subject but it probably makes sense to continue on this one as there is a goldmine of knowledge and experience here. Siouxie was incredibly helpful on the other thread :-)

Is there anyone from an RMN background who has recently gone through the arduous process of getting registered in Canada? As I understand it, RMN's or RPN's a they're known in Canada are only regulated and distinct in their own right in the western provinces. We have been looking at BC and it is a little overwhelming. I think it's the uncertainty of it all that frightens us. Having to fork out so much time and money without knowing what you may be asked to do next. I think I have a pretty good understanding of the route, however:

1. Application to NNAS
2. Once we have the report from NNAS, we make an application to the BCCNM
3. Referred to NCAS to sit the Competency Assessment (CBA part in UK, SLA part in BC)
4. Depending on the outcome of the NCAS Competency Assessment, can either register with BCCNM and sit the RPNCE exam within a couple of years, or, more likely, be asked to complete a number of modules to cover gaps in knowledge before being able to register with BCCNM. As RPN's are seen as distinct in their own right and have separate competencies from RN's, I would hope that there shouldn't be many modules to make up gaps?

Based on those who have done this route, is my understanding correct? If so, can the majority of this be done from the UK? Ideally, we would only want to move over to Canada with a job offer and this can only be done once my Wife is registered with the BCCNM. I'm sure I read somewhere that a nurse did her modules from the UK and only went to over to complete the practical element of the modules. The college were very accommodating and let her do all of her assessments over the space of 2-3 days. This is something we think we could do but again, we would need certainty that this could be arranged.

I would love to hear from any RMN's that have recently made the move. I'm particularly keen to hear from aja424 who posted some time ago. It doesn't appear they have been active on the site for some time though.

Best Wishes,

Michael

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Thought I would leave an update-
I applied for NNAS Jan 2018, a whole lotta time passed with them telling me they couldn't give me a time frame for results. I then sat the SLA/OA via NCAS for BC Dec 2019, fast forward Dec 2020 I got some results, I have to complete KPU Nurse Ready (PNUR 9030), a 3 week course, 250 hours supervised practice and then sit the NCLEX I will be able to register!
Funny story, in the three years since applying and giving up hope of it ever finishing, we are now in Australia- AHPRA took 3 months in comparison. We still debating whether it is worth carrying on, but will see how we love Aus and go from there, I have 3 years to complete all the requirements, so only time will tell!
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Thought I would leave an update-
I applied for NNAS Jan 2018, a whole lotta time passed with them telling me they couldn't give me a time frame for results. I then sat the SLA/OA via NCAS for BC Dec 2019, fast forward Dec 2020 I got some results, I have to complete KPU Nurse Ready (PNUR 9030), a 3 week course, 250 hours supervised practice and then sit the NCLEX I will be able to register!
Funny story, in the three years since applying and giving up hope of it ever finishing, we are now in Australia- AHPRA took 3 months in comparison. We still debating whether it is worth carrying on, but will see how we love Aus and go from there, I have 3 years to complete all the requirements, so only time will tell!
How is the 250 hours of supervised practice completed? Do they provide a placement for you or can you work as a nurse provisionally to achieve those hours? Are the hours done at the same time as your study or separately? Sorry for all the questions!
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Hello,

I was wondering whether anyone can answer my query. As a UK nurse planning on moving to Canada, after the initial NNAS registration is completed is it mandatory for the NCLEX exam to be taken? I read somewhere that it is only required if you cannot provide proof of fluency in the English language but I’m not sure what this means?

Also what is the retirement age for RNs in Canada?

Can anyone help answer please?

Thanks

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