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Early Days Advice regarding move to Canada

Old Oct 6th 2022, 8:20 pm
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for hosting a great forum. My brain is fried! I imagine many of you have been at this stage! I am in the data gathering stage regarding move to Canada.

About me:

I am 37, I am a registered nurse, just about to finish my training as an advanced nurse practitioner here in Scotland.

My husband is 38, he is a head chef in a hotel.

We have 3 kids, ages: 17,13, and 4.

What we think we know so far:
1. We would like a move to BC. Reasons: I believe inland is a true 4 season climate, it is english speaking and close to US for travel opportunities there.
2. I believe before I can begin looking for jobs I should register with the nursing governance board of that province (I have emailed them for advice, await reply)

Ok now what we don't know!!!

1. Do we need to apply for PR straight away because of our ages?
2. Can 17-year-old go on our family visa?
3. Is there any useful ( non money grabbing!) websites regarding immigration
4. How long is this process currently taking for people?
5. Are there any nurses managing to get employer sponsorship to go over?
6. What age do kids start school there?

I think I will leave it at that, I am sure the answers I receive will organically grow more questions!

Many Thanks in advance to all who respond

Cheryl


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Old Oct 7th 2022, 4:00 pm
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Hi, and welcome to BE.

Originally Posted by Scottishnurse
2. I believe before I can begin looking for jobs I should register with the nursing governance board of that province (I have emailed them for advice, await reply)
You can look for jobs before that, but you will need to be licensed to work as a nurse in Canada. Expect a very long and expensive process for that unfortunately! Lots of threads on the process if you do a search of the forum.

Originally Posted by Scottishnurse
1. Do we need to apply for PR straight away because of our ages?
2. Can 17-year-old go on our family visa?
3. Is there any useful ( non money grabbing!) websites regarding immigration
4. How long is this process currently taking for people?
5. Are there any nurses managing to get employer sponsorship to go over?
6. What age do kids start school there?
1. If you are eligible for PR now (have you checked your score on the CRS to make sure you are??), then I'd definitely apply asap. You'd have a few years before you had to move once you've got PR, but it would be better to secure it if you're able to apply rather than risk waiting and then not being able to. The whole EE system is changing next year, nobody knows how yet, so if you're eligible under the current system, then I'd get an application in as soon as you can.
2. Yep, until s/he is 21, as long as s/he is a dependent child (i.e. not living away from you in a spousal relationship).
3. I'd just stick to the official one personally - https://www.canada.ca/en/services/im...tizenship.html And if you've not discovered it already, the Wiki has tons of useful info in it.
4. Leaving aside the nursing process, which takes longer, figure about a year or so for the visa side of things - assuming you're eligible for a visa without a job offer of course. If you do need a job offer/sponsorship to get a visa, then add on another chunk of time to sort that.
5. No idea I'm afraid, but a hunt around the forums will hopefully bring you up some relevant threads.
6. https://britishexpats.com/wiki/Schoo...egories-Canada

HTH, good luck.



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Old Oct 9th 2022, 11:00 pm
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Hi Cheryl

if you are interested in moving to BC then Health Match BC is a good website to check out re jobs, it is a government agency that covers vacancies in all of the health authority areas in the province and my understanding is they will do Visas for international applicants.
They are also trying to make it easier for international applicants to get licensed in BC (according to Health Match BC), as pp said it can be a lengthy process.
I am studying mental health nursing (3rd year) and have been doing loads of research on here and on the official Canadian govt website as I would like to make the move, I haven’t decided where yet but probably Alberta, SK or Northern BC.

All the best to you anyway and hope you get what you are looking for



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