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Working as a Social Worker in canada

Old May 6th 2005, 3:43 am
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Hi everyone

This is my first time posting on the site but i have loads of questions that i hope you may be able to help with. I won't post them all at once and frighten everyone.

My partner and I are in love with Canada and hope that in the future we can move out there to be near his family in ottawa.

My first question is I am currently studying to be a social worker following working as a unqualified case holder for 4 years.I will have to work for the Isle of Wight for 2 years following my qualification and then we would like to make the move to Canada. ( 4 years time)

My question is to practise as a social worker in canada would I have to do more training or could I work with my newly gained qualifications. Also is Social work a qualification for skilled worker entry.

Thaks in advance for any help anyone can offer.
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Old May 6th 2005, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by kingfisher500
Hi everyone

This is my first time posting on the site but i have loads of questions that i hope you may be able to help with. I won't post them all at once and frighten everyone.

My partner and I are in love with Canada and hope that in the future we can move out there to be near his family in ottawa.

My first question is I am currently studying to be a social worker following working as a unqualified case holder for 4 years.I will have to work for the Isle of Wight for 2 years following my qualification and then we would like to make the move to Canada. ( 4 years time)

My question is to practise as a social worker in canada would I have to do more training or could I work with my newly gained qualifications. Also is Social work a qualification for skilled worker entry.

Thaks in advance for any help anyone can offer.
What education and training do you have? In Canada social workers often have MSW degrees. That might not be necessary to qualify for immigration but it is often needed to get a job or so I understand. Perhaps someone else can offer a more directly experienced reply?
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Old May 6th 2005, 7:44 am
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What education and training do you have? In Canada social workers often have MSW degrees. That might not be necessary to qualify for immigration but it is often needed to get a job or so I understand. Perhaps someone else can offer a more directly experienced reply?
Take a look at : http://www.cicic.ca/professions/4152en.asp it will give you an idea of the hoops that you will have to jump through and the educational qualifications to be recognized as a social worker.

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Originally Posted by kingfisher500
Hi everyone

This is my first time posting on the site but i have loads of questions that i hope you may be able to help with. I won't post them all at once and frighten everyone.

My partner and I are in love with Canada and hope that in the future we can move out there to be near his family in ottawa.

My first question is I am currently studying to be a social worker following working as a unqualified case holder for 4 years.I will have to work for the Isle of Wight for 2 years following my qualification and then we would like to make the move to Canada. ( 4 years time)

My question is to practise as a social worker in canada would I have to do more training or could I work with my newly gained qualifications. Also is Social work a qualification for skilled worker entry.

Thaks in advance for any help anyone can offer.
Hi there.Im 2years qualified as a social worker in August and applying to move to Canada.Im in the process of having my qualification assessed by the Canadian Association of Social Workers.From what Ive picked up the 2 main qualifications are the Bachelors degree BSW and the Masters MSW.You can get jobs with only the Bachelors but for more variety and better positions the Masters is needed.I have the British DipSW and I think this will be the equivalent to the Bachelors degree so I could apply for some jobs but be quite restricted.I intend to study for the MSW when I arrive as its only 1 year and I think it will be handy to get a good grounding in Canadian
social work practices.Im only presuming about the DipSW being the equivalent to the BSW so I may be disappointed however this will not effect the immigration process and thats the main thing.When I get there I will get it sorted somehow.I will let you know how I get on.
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