The Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) Program is new initiative funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). PASS is a project of CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses in Canada (IENs), designed to help immigrant nursing graduates before they arrive in Canada. PASS will help pre-arrival nurses in their home countries before they arrive… read more
2. Skills Development
In addition to accreditation, upgrading your skills through a bridging program or other courses and workshops is an important part of your journey to become a nurse in Canada.
3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces
Canadian employers, who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but there are ways to overcome some of these challenges.
4. Job Finding Techniques
The Canadian job market is very competitive and jobs are not easy to find. As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country. You have to be registered to practice as a registered nurse in a province or territory. You must look for jobs in the region where… read more
The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.
Finding a nursing job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian employers are looking for.