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Forum: Canada
May 27th 2019, 3:27 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 17,762
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Five years and homesickness increasing..

I think a lot of us relate to how you are feeling.
I live in a beautiful part of Vancouver Island, we both have good jobs. Eldest is in uni here, middle one at uni in Toronto and youngest about to...
Forum: Canada
Oct 9th 2018, 3:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Infant vaccination Alberta

I checked at work for you on the Alberta schedule. Hib is given as part of the DTaP-IPV-Hib 18 month booster, the same as in BC.
If we see children that have been given their MMR And Men C-C before...
Forum: Canada
Oct 5th 2018, 3:44 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Infant vaccination Alberta

I am a Public Health Nurse here in BC, it is us that does the immunizations ! In Alberta also (other than the handful of doctors that still do it). Alberta now has a very similar immunization...
Forum: Canada
Jun 20th 2018, 3:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Canadian Nurses! Advice needed!

I'm in BC, but its pretty much the same here. There are nursing jobs available that are non union (with clinics etc) but any job in the health authority is unionized, even if it is casual.
I'm a...
Forum: Canada
Feb 16th 2018, 3:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Nova Scotia to Victoria (maybe)

Cook St village is a good area of the city, and not at all boring. Walk downtown, or to the water at Dallas Road. Airport is approx 40min drive depending on route and time of day.
Our house has...
Forum: Canada
Nov 27th 2017, 3:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,003
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Any expats joined the Canadian Forces?

My husband did in 2009.
PM any questions and I will forward them on. He was in the RN and came over on PR with job offer. It can be done, and others
have too.
Forum: Canada
Aug 28th 2017, 3:47 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,991
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Moving to Yukon Territory as a Registered Nurse

I get 4 weeks vacation here in BC as an RN, even that is decided on seniority and I am near the bottom, we submit requests in November here so check you wont miss out on that.
Then they decide who...
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Peds Nurse looking to move with husband

I work as an RN in Victoria, as a Public Health Nurse. A CH1 earns approx $35-$43 an hour.
You can fill in paperwork to get your previous experience recognized, so that you don't start on the...
Forum: Canada
Feb 9th 2017, 3:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 13,327
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Nursing In Canada vs UK

I'm an RN here in BC. I work in Public Health full time, which means no shifts (regular work days ). I get 4 weeks paid vacation each year. It does increase to 5 soon for me.
I still miss the 6...
Forum: Canada
Jan 29th 2017, 4:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Parents of UK-born, School-Aged children, vaccines

I am a Public Health Nurse here in Victoria. I know it is different in other provinces, but the process is fundamentally the same. I would suggest contacting your local Public Health Unit and ask to...
Forum: Canada
Dec 22nd 2016, 3:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Canadian navy

It is possible, but not as much these days (we are here as a result of this). Usually officers, and rarely. Best bet is get an exchange position over here first.
Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2016, 3:30 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Walk-in Clinic - Toronto

Another option is going to a non-profit sexual health clinic. I work at one here in BC, not sure what they are called in Toronto, but we sell contraceptive pills cheaper than at the drug stores.
Forum: Canada
Oct 21st 2016, 1:18 am
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Victoria, BC

I think it's pretty good, but it does depend on where you're staying/living and what time you are travelling. My kids use it all the time for school/uni, but we are lucky and live on the #11 route...
Forum: Canada
Sep 16th 2016, 1:37 am
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By charlottyb

Re: UK Nurse looking to make Canada Move - BC

Yes. I moved over with my RN to BC and registered with BC fairly simply, did my CRNE. As Tirytory said that was in 2009. It has changed since then.

I am happy to help if you have questions on...
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2016, 1:16 am
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By charlottyb

Re: UK nurse advice needed to register in Alberta

I am registered here, but I applied in 2008 when it was a different process. I was given an interim permit, sat my CRNE exam (passed) and was an RN. I then went on to study for my BSN online. I have...
Forum: Canada
Jun 2nd 2016, 3:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By charlottyb

Re: UK nurse advice needed to register in Alberta

I trained at the RUH in Bath 1987-1990. I was able to get transcripts, even though the school of nursing does not exist anymore , they had been archived at the UWE in Bristol.
I would be more...
Forum: Canada
May 2nd 2016, 2:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Best family home location on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

I agree Dwight is weird (sorry no other word to say it). My son is at Shawnigan Lake School (on a hefty scholarship for rowing). It is super expensive, so you'd need to be pretty wealthy to send...
Forum: Canada
Apr 23rd 2016, 2:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Rentals vancouver island

Most people use Used Victoria

Real Estate Rentals in Victoria, BC (http://www.usedvictoria.com/classifieds/real-estate-rentals)

I've just read your post again, and you said you had already...
Forum: Canada
Apr 21st 2016, 3:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,277
Posted By charlottyb

Re: U.K. Nurse wanting to move to Vancouver island

BCNU have just finished bargaining for a new contract for us nurses in union positions in BC.
I went to a meeting about it this week. We are voting between now and May 10th on it.
There are...
Forum: Canada
Apr 5th 2016, 4:31 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Health insurance - prescriptions

There are options that aren't commonly advertised, through some drug companies such as Merck and their financial assistance programme. I know of some small non -profit clinics in Vancouver that offer...
Forum: Canada
Apr 5th 2016, 1:52 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Health insurance - prescriptions

You can get contraception cheaper and often free at the sexual health clinics. In Toronto, Planned Parenthood is a good option.

| choice is yours. (http://www.ppt.on.ca/)

I work at a similar...
Forum: Canada
Apr 1st 2016, 3:29 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,277
Posted By charlottyb

Re: U.K. Nurse wanting to move to Vancouver island

I'm an RN living and working in Victoria. Permanent positions with Island Health here in the south island area are still difficult to get. You often have to start as a casual. Don't be fooled by the...
Mar 23rd 2016, 4:00 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,223
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Going back to Canada

We live in Oak Bay, near to Willows beach. House prices in the last 12 months have gone crazy. Have a look on mls.ca at house prices. Single family homes are going to multiple bids and going for way...
Forum: Canada
Mar 5th 2016, 3:45 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 27,347
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Moving to Canada: Adult Nurse and Mentail Health Nurse

Thats because BCNU are in bargaining now, or starting soon. My union fees are going on expensive TV commercials.
Forum: Canada
Mar 3rd 2016, 6:53 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 6,418
Posted By charlottyb

Re: Victoria BC

You won't get a 2 bedroom bungalow for $400, 000 in Victoria. You might get an apartment in some of the outlying areas, but the location wont be good. Average single family house sells for over...
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