Job Opportunities in Canada for Nurses
There is a strong demand Canada wide for Registered Nurses, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Nurses with skills and experience in specialty areas (for example, emergency, critical care, geriatrics, obstetrics or operating room) and those willing to work in smaller communities or isolated communities are in the most demand. The Canadian Nurses Association is predicting a continued shortage of nurses for the future. Salaries vary from province to province and from area within each province.
Hourly Salaries in Selected Places in Canada
The following hourly wages are for Registered Nurses. Supervisore and licenced practical nurses are paid differently. As of August 2011. Source: Labour Market Information – HRSDC.
|Province, Area||Average Wage||High Wage|
|British Columbia, Vancouver and Lower Mainland||$35.33||$46.55|
|British Columbia, Vancouver Island and Victoria||$34.82||$39.24|
Requirements to Work in Canada
In order to obtain the designation Registered Nurse (RN), candidates must have their credentials assessed (see our Job Registration Services), and pass the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination in the province where they will be working. The assessment takes approximately 12-14 weeks or longer. The regulatory body for nursing in each province/territory handles the assessment of qualifications for internationally educated nurses and the scheduling of nurses to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination. With special permission, candidates may write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination in a Canadian province or territory other than the one in which they reside. However, candidates cannot write the exam outside Canada.
If you pass the assessment, you are eligible to write the examination (The Canadian Registered Nurses Exam). It can only be taken in Canada. The examination consists of approximately 300 multiple choice questions and takes place over one day, in two sessions of ththree and a half hours. There is an assessment fee and an exam fee. The assessment fee must accompany the application, and the exam fee is payable at the time of registration.
Job Opportunity in Canada for Nurses
If you are a nurse interested working in Canada, please send us your resume or C.V. so that we may see if our recruiting services can find you a job and to see if you qualify to migrate without a pre-arranged job. Or you may contact us by completing the form on the upper right side of the page.
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