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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
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