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The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.


Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
The Canadian Nursing Association is the national voice for registered nurses in Canada. It is a federation of 11 federal and provincial and territorial associations and colleges representing over 146,000 registered nurses. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded not-for-profit health system. CNA’s website offers information and resources that will help you to understand more about nursing in Canada.

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Provincial/Territorial regulatory bodies

British Columbia
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
900 – 200 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4
Phone: +1 (604) 742-6200
Email: [email protected]

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
11620 – 168 Street
Edmonton AB T5M 4A6
Phone: +1 (780) 451-0043
Email: [email protected]

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association
2066 Retallack Street
Regina SK S4T 7X5
Phone: +1-800-667-9945 / (306) 359-4200
Email: [email protected]

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
890 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg MB R3M 2M8
Phone: +1 (204) 774-3477
Email: [email protected]

College of Nurses of Ontario
101 Davenport Road
Toronto ON M5R 3P1
Phone : +1-800-387-5526 / (416) 928-0900
Email : [email protected]

Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
4200, boul. Dorchester Ouest
Montréal QC H3Z 1V4
Phone: +1 (514) 935-2501 / 1-800-363-6048
Email: [email protected]

New Brunswick
Nurses Association of New Brunswick
165 Regent Street
Fredericton NB E3B 7B4
Phone: (506) 458-8731
Email: [email protected]

Nova Scotia
College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Suite 4005 7071 Bayers Road
Halifax NS B3J 2A8
Phone: +1 (902) 491-9744
E-mail: [email protected]

Prince Edward Island
Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island
53 Grafton Street
Charlottetown PE C1A 1K8
Phone: (902) 368-3764
E-mail: [email protected]

Newfoundland and Labrador
Association Of Registered Nurses Of Newfoundland And Labrador
55 Military Rd St. John’s NL A1C 2C5
Phone: (709) 753-6040
E-mail: [email protected]

Northwest Territories
Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Box 2757 Yellowknife
NT X1A 2R1
Phone: (867) 873-2745
E-mail: [email protected]

Yukon Registered Nurses Association
204 – 4133 – 4th Avenue Whitehorse YT Y1A 1H8
Phone: (867) 667-4062
E-mail: [email protected]

Other provincial associations

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
The RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. It advocates for healthy public policy, promotes excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influences decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. RNAO boasts more than 33,000 members in Ontario and abroad.

Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (ARNBC)
ARNBC is the professional association representing Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in British Columbia. Alberta Association of Registered Nurses in Private Practice (AARNIPP) AARNIPP is a specialty practice group for registered nurses who offer specialized services within a private practice.

Immigrant networks

Professional immigrant networks are organized, volunteer-run member-based associations or networks created by and for immigrant professionals that seek to:

  • create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities
  • provide opportunities for their members to find meaningful employment and achieve their professional goals

Activities of these networks include networking events, mentoring, information sessions, professional development opportunities such as workshops, speaker events and training and connections to employment opportunities.

Nova Scotia
isans: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia 
isans helps newcomer professionals with their full economic and social integration in the province of Nova Scotia.