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Old Jan 25th 2021, 12:17 am
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Hello lovely people

My partner and I have been talking, and feel now is the time to consider moving to Canada, specifically Ontario.
I'm a registered nurse, qualified since 2012 (BSc)
Plenty of skills but most recently worked as a cancer specialist nurse within urology.

My mind is exploding with the complicated path ahead of me and I just don't understand it. I've started filling in my form for NNAS, but they want the that that I've been accepted by the college of nurses of Ontario, which I cant do until I've been accepted by NNAS - is there something I'm missing? as I'm from the UK and have all my education here would I need to do an IELTS? and I'm assuming I need to do the NCLEX? (not sure how to do the nclex if I cant register with the college of nurses of Ontario???)

The thought of this is stressing me out no end, and really want to make this work - it just feels so unnecessarily complicated when so many places are desperate for nurses. has anyone else here recently gone through the process? I see historic posts from the past here, but someone with up to date knowledge would be fab.

thank you for any and all help

Josh
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Hello lovely people

My partner and I have been talking, and feel now is the time to consider moving to Canada, specifically Ontario.
I'm a registered nurse, qualified since 2012 (BSc)
Plenty of skills but most recently worked as a cancer specialist nurse within urology.

My mind is exploding with the complicated path ahead of me and I just don't understand it. I've started filling in my form for NNAS, but they want the that that I've been accepted by the college of nurses of Ontario, which I cant do until I've been accepted by NNAS - is there something I'm missing? as I'm from the UK and have all my education here would I need to do an IELTS? and I'm assuming I need to do the NCLEX? (not sure how to do the nclex if I cant register with the college of nurses of Ontario???)

The thought of this is stressing me out no end, and really want to make this work - it just feels so unnecessarily complicated when so many places are desperate for nurses. has anyone else here recently gone through the process? I see historic posts from the past here, but someone with up to date knowledge would be fab.

thank you for any and all help

Josh
There are quite a few recent threads just further down the page, have a good read of those. Be prepared for a lot of hassle and for it to take a long time unfortunately.

And yes, you'll need to take IELTS assuming you would be applying for a visa under Express Entry. What's your score on the CRS?
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not sure if that's good or not?! I'll try to have a thorough look through the forum - I just don't know why it's all so complicated but nothing I can do about that

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Comprehensive Ranking System formula grand total = 382

not sure if that's good or not?! I'll try to have a thorough look through the forum - I just don't know why it's all so complicated but nothing I can do about that

Josh
Unfortunately, a long way off the minimum scores, which are about 470 as a rough guide to get selected and invited to apply for PR.

So you'll need a job offer or provincial nomination to get a visa, which adds an extra complication. But work out the nursing side of things and then hopefully you can find a way of getting sponsoring.

Best of luck.
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There is a thread halfway down the page called 'Moving to Canada' in which I ranted a little. I wont do that again here but suggest you go read it. It applies to BC specifically but I dont think Ontario is much better. Expect 3 years, a lot of money and lots and lots and lots of frustrations. Oh and being unable to work in the healthcare field for that duration (if in Canada). If you can do some of it from the UK and continue to work I highly suggest that.
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CNO takes a long time and in most cases UK nurses are required to do some form of assessment and make up courses. Also finding a full time position especially if wanting a work permit will be difficult as usual way to get foot in the door is as a casual nurse. Very expensive process

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Ok, so the more I look the more confused I get. I understand it is long complicated and expensive but a large part of me feels that just can’t be the case given the nursing shortage.

can I get my express entry visa first, move there and then sort all the nursing stuff? Or is it easier to sort the nursing stuff out here first?

my partner is an ice skating coach and a lecturer with a doctorate so he will be fine points wise, is it a possibility i could go there on the express entry then work as a healthcare assistant whilst I sort all the nursing stuff out?

we want to go to Ontario ideally... i just have no idea what order to do anything in and I’m struggling to not just loose it and throw in the towel. I have so many skills and abilities, to be told I’d need to attend uni again for another year would be such a kick in the teeth. But I’ll do what I have to, as long as its organised

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Were you born in 1990? Are you 31 yet?
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No I’m 31 in June why? My partner is 32
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Ok, so the more I look the more confused I get. I understand it is long complicated and expensive but a large part of me feels that just can’t be the case given the nursing shortage.

can I get my express entry visa first, move there and then sort all the nursing stuff? Or is it easier to sort the nursing stuff out here first?

my partner is an ice skating coach and a lecturer with a doctorate so he will be fine points wise, is it a possibility i could go there on the express entry then work as a healthcare assistant whilst I sort all the nursing stuff out?

we want to go to Ontario ideally... i just have no idea what order to do anything in and I’m struggling to not just loose it and throw in the towel. I have so many skills and abilities, to be told I’d need to attend uni again for another year would be such a kick in the teeth. But I’ll do what I have to, as long as its organised

thanks

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Better to start sooner with getting your nurse qualifications sorted due to a long and expensive process. You might get work as a care assistant but pay will not be much. Unfortunately there is no quick way to go through the process and CNO don’t appear to rush with international trained nurses
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