Below are some links and videos that you might find useful during your exploration of becoming a nurse in Canada, along with any downloadable documents we think may help you.
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- New Brunswick’s IEN Navigation Service - The Government of New Brunswick recognizes that the process for an internationally educated nurse (IEN) to become licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in New Brunswick is a major undertaking. With a that in mind, New Brunswick’s IEN Navigation Service provides customized, client-centered service to IENs at no cost to the candidate. The service assists candidates with key barriers they might experience during the process to licensure. Internationally educated nurses can contact the IEN Navigation service at IENIFEnavigation@gnb.ca or visit us online at Internationally Educated Nurses (gnb.ca)
- PASS Program - The Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) Program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a program of CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs).
- Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF) - The Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF) is a micro-loan fund for internationally trained immigrants in Atlantic Canada. Providing micro-loans to newcomers allows them to overcome financial barriers to upgrade their skills and obtain their license or certification so that they can: • Practice their occupation, regulated or unregulated • Find opportunities in field or a related field • Change career to adjust to the labour market needs To learn more, take our eligibility test, apply or discover successful applicant testimonials, visit www.aiclf.ca.
- Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses - Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses (CCCN) offers 5-week and 10-week online language training modules that are designed to help internationally educated nurses gain communication skills for a Canadian healthcare setting. In addition, we offer Pronunciation for Health Professionals, ICELBAN speaking assessments, private tutorials, and monthly healthcare webinars - all online.
- CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses - CARE Centre will be recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in supporting Internationally Educated Nurses to achieve nursing registration and integration into the Canadian workforce.
- Hire IEHPS - An online repository of educational resources for health professionals and employers.
- Immigration and Citizenship - This is a link to the Government of Canada website for immigration and citizenship.
- NCSBN - NCSBN is dedicated to developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure and certification examinations consistent with current practice.
- Windmill Microlending - Windmill Microlending is a registered Canadian charity, supported by the Government of Canada, that offers skilled immigrants low-interest microloans to cover the various costs of returning to their profession in Canada. They can provide loans up to $15,000 to cover the costs of credential assessments, bridging programs, licensing exams and most other costs related to professional accreditation. Applicants must be residing in Canada and hold Permanent Resident, Provincial Nominee or Convention Refugee status, or have received Canadian Citizenship.