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Old Sep 25th 2014, 1:18 pm
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Caleo on here is a degree trained nurse who lives in Ontario....I'm not certain that she has actually got through the process yet but message her. I would expect the process of assessment/exam/courses for nursing alone to take a year or two to complete.... Even just getting credentials checked will take upwards of 20 weeks plus but I do know that is optimistic.... I'm keeping my fingers crossed that in October I might have permission to go forward with the JP exam and the RPN exam..

I do find it ironic that nurses are on the FSW list and yet it is so difficult to actually get registered as an img.
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Thanks, I will message her. New to the site, how would I find her.

Not sure if it would make a difference with my husband having a secured job out there? Albeit an English job?

I know the process looks very lengthy.

I have a friend in Ontario Hamilton that works at Mc Master hospital. She is also looking into over seas employment for me. I have seen a couple of jobs that I would qualify for, however would need to send CV to double check.

What exams are those that you have to sit. I know that there is a 300 word exam and maybe another depending on the province.

Thank you everyone, you are all being really helpful and I'm starting to get a realistic time scale which is useful.

I am wondering if the FW visa will be the quickest route to gaining entry into Canada?

I can start to sort out getting my qualifications from my university etc. And actually they may be able to advise further about nursing in Canada, because no doubt they have had nurses go over before.

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Just been on Ontario website. So I need to apply to see if I can nurse in the province. It seems I meet the criteria but until I have submitted the form I won't know. However the confusing part is it specifies that I have to prove citizenship!
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October is the last time the CRNE exam will be held. From January it changes to NCLEX, like the US only changes will be made to some things like some lab levels etc due to the difference between Canada and the US. NCLEX is a multi-choice exam aimed at new grads and pass mark will vary from 75 - 265 questions and you can pass or fail anywhere in between. Also pass rate for a IEN is low when taken for the first time. This link should tell you all you need to know about NCLEX https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm

NNAS is a new process for nurses to go through so no telling really how long that process will take. They wll say whether you are deficient in anything. Like I said previously most IEN (International Educated Nurses) have to go through some form of assessment before Eligibility to sit the exam and most provinces take 12 months at least to go through the process
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Old Sep 26th 2014, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by aliciamarsland
Thanks, I will message her. New to the site, how would I find her.

Not sure if it would make a difference with my husband having a secured job out there? Albeit an English job?

I know the process looks very lengthy.

I have a friend in Ontario Hamilton that works at Mc Master hospital. She is also looking into over seas employment for me. I have seen a couple of jobs that I would qualify for, however would need to send CV to double check.

What exams are those that you have to sit. I know that there is a 300 word exam and maybe another depending on the province.

Thank you everyone, you are all being really helpful and I'm starting to get a realistic time scale which is useful.

I am wondering if the FW visa will be the quickest route to gaining entry into Canada?

I can start to sort out getting my qualifications from my university etc. And actually they may be able to advise further about nursing in Canada, because no doubt they have had nurses go over before.

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What visa will you use if you come in on your husbands job? Will you need your nursing wage to make ends meet?

Not to be negative but it's almost pointless looking at jobs yet as you really need to get the ball rolling with registration. I applied to the CNO but it's changed now as Silverdragon pointed out and I doubt the process is simpler as it is now central registration then with the individual province. I think with the degree it's almost more complicated to process than my diploma. I believe from Caleo's posts (you can search for those) that most nurses in Ontario need to complete further modules of education to comply with RN standards here as well as then passing an exam, those will need to be paid for by yourself. I suspect that if you apply for both parts now ie nursing registration and FSW they might out come out at the same point.

If nursing is sooner, you still have the possibility I think of applying for a job and maybe getting a temp work permit with a FSW application in progress... I might be wrong about that- one of the guys who are more knowledgeable in immigration might be able to help.

I think if you've posted three times, then you can use the messages...so message her. Username Caleo- she was very knowledgeable and helpful!

It can be done, but expect it to be a long drawn out process filled with frustration and then you might be pleasantly surprised...hopefully
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I think we could manage on his wage but not sure we would gain entry. He is a web developer. Not sure what Visa we could apply for?

We are just looking at the quickest route to enter. I even considered 6 months visa then once there we can apply or maybe get sponsorship, however it's too much of a risk
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Old Sep 26th 2014, 3:32 pm
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Don't look for the quickest way in, if you need your job for the visa then you have to get through the registration process otherwise you won't be able to work. It will come soon enough...make sure you dot the i's and t's sort of thing, even if it's frustrating it will make for a much smoother transition in the end. Tbh I'm not sure there is a quicker way in anyway....so allow a couple of yrs to get it all sorted, if it's sooner great..
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Hi - my ears were burning

Alicia - tirytory is right - it is a long drawn out process to get registered here (Ontario is one of the hardest, I believe). You can search back on my previous posts for a history - but yes, i am 2 years down the line and still can't see the light at the end of the tunnel!

For nursing here, you need to have sufficient training hours in all aspects of nursing - paeds, adult, psychy and maternity. I did the old style training which covered all of these - and I am still struggling. I have had 22 years of varied nursing experience and worked as a specialist nurse (Band 7) in the UK. I also have a BSc - which has not made any difference.

All nurses who apply in Ontario are put forward for the OSCE (google IENCAP). Apparently they put everyone through for this without really fully assessing qualifications - I have mine in november and I have been waiting for this since July 2013!! By the time I do this, get my results (which take approx 3-4 months) I will have to do a course to develop any competencies they find I am lacking in - unfortunately this will take me to over the 3 years snce I last practiced as an RN! It will therefore mean I will need to doing practical hours (200 I have heard) before I can practice as an RN even if I have passed the RN exam.

I am not telling you this to put you off, but to make you realise that you have a long road ahead!

I applied for RPN (Probably similar to our old enrolled nurses) and I have been working in this role since passing the exam in Feb/mar.

I am not sure how efficient the service will be with NNAS - it is a new system supposed to make things more transparent. If you are planning on emmigrating, get the ball rolling with NNAS. You dont need to have PR or citizenship until registration time.

I hope that helps a bit?
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Hi Caleo,

Thank you for replying. I have had a busy weekend, hosting for friends so have yet got round to messaging you.

I will PM you now.

Thank you all for your guidance.

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Sorry to sound stupid, but what's the difference between a RPN then a RN?
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This thread just caught my eye. You say you have 5 years experience after your degree? Does this mean that you're still under 30 by any chance?

If so, and if your husband is too, you could apply for IEC visas which last a year and can be re-applied for in a second year.

If successful you could both work although you not as nurse of course.

Just a thought. No-one seems to have asked you.
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Yes we are both 27, I have been a nurse for 5years 7 months to be exact.
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Originally Posted by aliciamarsland
Yes we are both 27, I have been a nurse for 5years 7 months to be exact.
Then, as a Plan B, get your registration under way but apply for IECs when the 2015 application round comes up (usually in the preceding December).

If successful, your husband could legally continue his web design business from within Canada while you can get any work in any non-regulated profession in the meantime while your registration moves along.

This would also mean that you became familiar with actually living and working in Canada, Ontario wasn't it?, without too much hassle and commitment.

Not everyone actually likes it you know.


<there are dozens of threads on IEC applications in the Immigration section>.
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Yes, that is a good idea. Is the process shorter then?
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Yes, that is a good idea. Is the process shorter then?
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Rather. About 2 months after applying (if you get in in time).
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