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Working in Canada

With stunning landscapes, high standards of living and a strong economy, Canada offers a wonderful lifestyle for its residents.

There are many exciting opportunities for nurses and health professionals to work and live in Canada either temporarily or permanently. Canada has recently opened up its immigration policy making it even easier for skilled professionals to obtain working visas.

There are a number of steps health professionals must take to obtain a working visa in Canada. Generally health professionals must first have their education and professional credentials assessed and then deemed eligible to work in that profession in Canada by the relevant Canadian government agency (there are different agencies for different professions across all states or provinces).  Health professionals can have their credentials assessed either when they are in Canada, or from the country of origin, so this process can be completed before seeking employment.

Nurses must also register with either the Canadian Nurses Association (CAN) or the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR). Other health professionals should enquire about registration with the relevant peak body.

To assess your eligibility for a Canadian working visa, please visit the Canadian immigration website at the link below

Canadian Immigrant and Citizenship