March 22, 2018

Migrate To Canada As A Nurse

Nursing profession is considered as one of the most demanded professions in Canada. According to World Economic Forum, this high demand is expected to continue for the next 10 years. What may be the reasons for such a high demand?

- The average salary for the nurses is in the range of $78,714 per year or $40.37 per hour. The NOC codes to immigrate to Canada as a Nurse:

NOC Codes for Nurses
NOC Code Occupation Skill Level
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors A
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses A
3124 Allied primary health practitioners A
3222 Dental hygienists and therapists (dental nurse) B
3233 Licensed practical nurses B
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates C

- Accessibility to excellent healthcare for Canadian citizens, permanent residents as well as their family members.

- Free access to top class education for children, up until they have graduated from 12th grade.

- Chance to live in a breathtakingly beautiful country with scenic mountains, magical lakes, stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.

- Opportunity to live in one of the safest countries in the world with a welcoming multicultural society.

 

What are the steps required for a Nurse to migrate to Canada?

  1. Determine your National Occupational Classification (NOC) code
  2. Evaluate your Academic Credentials
  3. Create a NNAS Advisory Report
  4. Apply to the Nursing medical board in your chosen Province or Territory
  5.  Choose the immigration Programme that suits you

Nurses looking to migrate to Canada will require submitting an NNAS advisory report with National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). Here are the steps involved in creating a NNAS advisory report.

Step 1: Start with your application by logging onto nnas.ca

Step 2: Submit proof of identity documents

Step 3: Submit your Nursing Education Form

Step 4: Submit your Nursing Registration Form

Step 5: Submit your Nursing Practice/Employment Form

Step 6: Submit your Language Testing Results

After the submission with NNAS, you may require to apply for a licence in a Canadian province of your choice as a Registered Nurse (RN), a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN). In British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia, all categories of nurses are regulated by a single college while for all other provinces and territories, each nursing category has its own regulatory body.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses and registered psychiatric nurses:
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals and Midwives

ALBERTA

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

Licensed practical nurses:
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

Registered psychiatric nurses:
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta

SASKATCHEWAN

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Licensed practical nurses:
Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Registered psychiatric nurses:
Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

MANITOBA

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

Licensed practical nurses:
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba

Registered psychiatric nurses:
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba

ONTARIO

Registered nurses, nurse practitioners and registered practical nurses:
College of Nurses of Ontario

QUÉBEC

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec

Licensed practical nurses:
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec

NEW BRUNSWICK

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
Nurses Association of New Brunswick

Licensed practical nurses:
Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses

NOVA SCOTIA

Registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses:
Nova Scotia College of Nursing

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island

Licensed practical nurses:
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador

Licensed practical nurses:
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Licensed practical nurses:
Government of Northwest Territories, Registrar, Professional Licensing, Health and Social Services

NUNAVUT

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Licensed practical nurses:
Government of Nunavut, Department of Health

YUKON

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners:
Yukon Registered Nurses Association

Licensed practical nurses and registered psychiatric nurses:
Government of Yukon, Yukon Department of Community Services

 

Choosing the Right Immigration Program for You!

  • Express Entry

An online express entry profile should be created here. The ideal candidate for this program are candidates with university or college degrees having skilled work experience(Skill Level O, A or B) and moderate proficiency in English/French.

The ranking in the express entry system is based on the four parts of the comprehensive ranking system(Total 1200 points) where factors such as age, skills, education, work experience, language levels and adaptability is taken in to consideration. The highest scoring candidates will be send ITA(Invitation to Apply) for Canadian permanent residence through the express entry draw pool that takes place every two weeks.

  • Provincial Nominee Program

Each of Canada's provinces and territories has its own unique provincial nominee program(PNP) with different streams where they can nominate individuals for a Canadian permanent residency. Such selected applicants will receive a provincial nomination that will help them receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence. There are two options in the provincial nominee program.

- Paper Based/Online Process: You can apply for permanent residence once you have been nominated by a province or territory.

- Express Entry Process: Create an express entry profile and show that you have a nomination from any province or territory.

  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot

This is an employer driven immigration program between the government of Canada and the atlantic provinces to help find a solution to the labour shortages in the labour market. The candidates applying for Canadian permanent residency here should have a valid job offer from any of the atlantic provinces along with other requirements.

 

How can Pelican Migration Consultants Help Nurses to Migrate to Canada?

Pelican Migration Consultants is one of the most reputed immigration consultants in the middle east. Having helped over 300+ nurses of different nationalities to migrate to Canada, we are one of the best Canada immigration consultancies to choose from. Also, our Canadian ICCRC license at R507572 help our customers better recognise us as those who can help to maximise their chances of migrating to Canada.

So if you are a nurse looking to migrate to Canada, you can get expert assistance from our team by submitting your details at pelicanmigration.com.