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Canadian Immigration Attorney Renaud Dery has been helping nurses immigrate to Canada for over 16 years, and has seen many nurses apply for immigration with high levels of success.
“The need for nurses is increasing year by year,” said Attorney Dery. “They are highly trained professionals, and Canada has invested resources in its healthcare and immigration systems to make sure it is the ideal location for nurses to live, work and raise a family.”
Nurses have two main options to apply to Canada and both result in the same thing, Canadian Permanent Residence. The first is the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program and the second option is the Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) program. According to Attorney Dery, most nurses will find the QSW program to be a better option for immigration.
The FSW program, though very popular, poses some problems for nurses. For one, there is a quota of only 1,000 visas for all registered nurses. This is a small number when taking into account the millions of people who want to immigrate to Canada. Secondly, it requires an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), which may limit a nurse’s eligibility depending on where they were educated.
The QSW program, on the other hand, is an excellent option for nurses from the Nigerian and around the world. Under this program, the nursing profession is prioritized and receives the maximum number of bonus points. Furthermore, an ECA is not needed.
There are several benefits to applying under the QSW program. For example, applicants are not required to initially submit language testing (IELTS) results, and the program does not require proof of settlement funds. Families also benefit under the program, as having young children awards significant bonus points to an application.
It is important to note that the QSW program also has a quota on the number of applications it will accept. From April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 it will only accept 6,500 applications. Attorney Dery predicts this quota will be filled by August 2014.
“Right now, nurses have great chances to become successful immigrants to Canada,” said Attorney Dery. “But in order to submit an application before quotas close, it is important for prospective immigrants to move fast and treat their immigration plans as urgent.”
Renaud Dery is a Canadian Immigration Attorney who specializes in obtaining Canadian Permanent Residence for nurses from around the world. His office, Canadim Law Firm, can be reached at www.canadim.comand https://www.facebook.com/canadimlawfirm.
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I will kick things off with some information IENs (Internationally Educated Nurses) might find useful:
1. As of Aug 12, 2014, your credentials will need to be assessed by NNAS (National Nursing Assesment Service). Their fee for a new applicant to any one provincial body is USD $650!!!
2. For their purposes, they only accept the ACADEMIC version of the IELTS exam.
Minimum scores are:
Test Component IELTS Academic
But to start working as Nurse in Canada, you need to
1.Clear IELTS Academic
2. NNAS Docs Verification
3. Apply in your interested province
4. They will assess your education level, if found ok then write NCLEX Exam, if not go for education course before writing NCLEX Exam
Hope this is helpful in some way to someone.
Foreign-born workers hoping to establish themselves in Canada as nurses must first follow a few simple steps:
1.Research each provincial association
2.Self-Assess and Apply to a Province
3.Once your temporary permit is granted, apply for the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE)
on the link below: http://www.canadianimmigration.net/work/nurses/
Each province has different procedures and specifications for nurses applying to work in Canada. Consult the table below for province-specific information pertaining to nursing applicants
- Kunle Emmanuel
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How to Apply
Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)
1. Set up an online account with National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) at www.nnas.ca.
2. Complete the online application.
3.Pay the required fee.
4.Follow the instructions about which documents to submit for verification.
5.Once your file is complete, NNAS will evaluate it and provide you with online access to an Advisory Report, which contains the results of the evaluation. NNAS will also send a copy of this report to the relevant regulatory body.
You can now apply directly to the regulatory body of your choice and pay their application fee (the province you want to work) . You will be able to do this from your NNAS online account.
The Board of Nursing in that province will evaluate the report from nnas and decide if you meet the requirements set by the Board. You are also required to take an english Proficiency Test. You also have to pay the application fee. The Board may decide that your education is ok. If that is the case then you are allowed to register for the CRNE exam. If your education does not meet the requirements you will be asked to take a bridging course after that you can now register for the CRNE exam.
The population of Canada is 37 Million, but the government continues to increase its yearly PR intake so it could meet a target of 100 Million by the end of the century.
There are jobs in the private sector, but here are the 2019 Top 10 most demanded jobs in Canada (public sector):
1. Registered Nurse
This is because of two reasons.
– Those currently in the workforce will reach retirement age.
– Canada’s aging population means there will be a higher demand for healthcare practitioners; registered nurses are often the primary healthcare providers.
2. Aerospace Engineer
This is one of the highest paying jobs for immigrants, and the highest demand for them in the public sector is with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Drivers can range from chauffeurs for top government officials to truck drivers – and good thing is you can find work with departments like Parks Canada. Also, it’s one of those jobs that don’t require a degree, but still pay well.
4. Human Resources Officers
This is actually one of the highest paying in-demand jobs for women in Canada. Also, HR officers play a vital role of filling Canadian government jobs with the best candidates.
5. Farm Workers
Quite surprising one of the Canadian government jobs, but Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada often has job openings for farm workers. They are located at the agency’s research farms and substations throughout the country.
We all know they are one of the highest paid in the world and Health Canada is especially generous to them. Also, working in the public sector comes with great benefits and pension plans and you have a more stable income than you would have in private practice.
7. Policy Analyst
They actually have one of the most important federal government jobs, since they need to evaluate legislation and see whether the government is on the right track with its policies. It involves research and gathering data, liaising with stakeholders etc.
8. Communications Officer
This is one of the entry level Canadian government jobs that could lead to bigger things. Every government agency uses communications officers to liaise with the public and the media, produce reports and write speeches. Being bilingual also helps.
9. Police Officer
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is always looking for police officers who can help keep Canadians safe. One can work in general duty policing or specialize in a field such as forensic investigation, financial crime, VIP protection or police dog services.
There are many Service Canada jobs for clerks. The description varies according to the govt agency, but role include processing forms, maintaining databases, org & filing documents & answering queries. Also, it generally does not require any post-secondary education.
Canada is doing this because job creation increases and the economy improves as the number of immigrants increases. Also, they believe immigrants are, as a group, better educated
I don’t know who needs the info but like a messenger, I have delivered.
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