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Working in Canada as nurse can be a rewarding experience for internationally educated nurses emanating from Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and South America. Canada is on the leading edge of global health systems; licensing is relatively uncomplicated; earning a good income with room for career advancement is possible; and, in some locations, community health centers are run completely by nurses—independent and in charge.








Working as a Nurse in Canada


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JMED actively recruits students (and student-couples) from around the world, wishing to further their studies in Canada.

Nursing in Canada

All nursing is Canada is regulated on the provincial or territorial level. Each province or territory (herein referred to as “region”) has the responsible for ensuring that nurses (local and internationally educated) meet an acceptable level of competence before they begin to practice.

Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN = LPN) make up the major groups of nurses practicing in Canada. The Canadian Registered Nurses (for RNs) and the Canadian Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) examinations, in part, measure competency in each category, except for the province of Quebec (French), where l'examen prefessionnel de l'Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers di Quebec (the Order of Nurses exam) is a substitute.

For internationally educated nurses, registration precedes full licensure. Registration, in turn, is preceded by a credential evaluation. A positive credential evaluation, depending on the region, can lead to eligibility to sit for the CRNE or CRPNE, a temporary licensure (without having takem the exam) and, consequently, an interim work permit to work--usually, with restricted functions--until the CRNE or CRPNE is successfully completed. In general, prospects are allowed to take the exams three times within a 24-month period. Note: While the exam is nationally accepted, registration is regional.   

Nurses’ salaries in Canada vary by city and region and most nurses work in publicly funded health facilities. Experienced registered nurses and some nurse specialists’ salaries are relatively high, with RPNs (LPNs) assuming a lower tier on the income scale.

Nurses are our specialty. JMED has earned renown for its unique approach to processing nurse applicants interested in living and working in Canada—whether permanent residency or temporary work eligible. We are with you through the entire process. From registration and job search assistance to navigation through Canada’s complex immigratio

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n system and assisting you with finding suitable housing, prior to your arrival in Canada, we do it all. In a nutshell, we make it easy!

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o Internationally Educated Nurses May Work* While Studying for the CRNE or CRPNE Exam
o Immediate Family May Accompany Nurse
o Spouses May Apply for Open* Work Permits
o Apply for Permanent Residency, then Citizenship
1. Registration
2. Employment & Immigration
3. Nursing Examination
4. Complete Requirements ... Apply ...


Registration - CRNE - Work - Residency 

Registration - CRPNE - IELTS

Licensing - Work - IELTS - Laws ...


Some Important Facts...

Caregivers work with children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities in private homes without supervision.
Caregivers work live-in and may become eligible for permanent residency after 24 months or 3,900 hours of work.
Who are normally eligible to work as a caregivers: practicing nurses, elementary school teachers, mid-wives, caregiver-trained individuals (TESDA, for the Philippines), individuals with as least one year of caregiver work experience.*
Must have a credible offer of employment from a Canadian employer.
Caregivers CANNOT be charged recruiting/ placement fees by recruitment agencies. Prospective employers MUST cover virtually all fees (including airfare, etc) associated recruiting and hiring caregivers. (Additional guidelines apply to caregivers coming from the Philippines.)
Caregivers are allowed 4 years from their date of arrival to complete the employment requirement to become eligible for permanent residence.

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