If you are seriously considering a career in Nursing abroad s a young school leaver, a Registered Nurse or a graduate, then Canada is the best place to go. Medical Migration to Canada is one of our areas of expertise and we specialize in helping qualified applicants study in Canada.
Nurses are in Huge Demand in Canada and are on the Canadian NOC List code 3012. Qualified Nurses are eligible for full Permanent Residency in under the Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Program on both a Federal and Provincial Nomination basis.
According to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Canada is on track to have a shortage of 60,000 nurses by the year 2022. Several decades of budget cuts, combined with a failure of nursing employment to keep up with hospital demand has put Canada in the dangerous position of experiencing a severe lack of nursing professionals. A shortage of nurses could result in a lack of quality in Canadian healthcare services, unless action is taken to increase the number of nurses.
One strategy identified for addressing the shortage in nurses is through immigration. By bringing international students and foreign nurses to Canada, the country will be able to improve health services for all Canadians.
This is the right time to enter the field of nursing because the country is accepting international students and internationally educated nurses to be a part of their healthcare system.
Available Courses For O’level Certificate Holders:
- Bachelors of Nursing Program (4 years)
Please note that students will start with a Pre-Nursing Program for 1 year before starting the main Nursing degree in Canada.
Courses For Registered Nurses & Nursing Graduates:
- Practical Nursing Diploma For Foreign-Trained Nurses (2 years)
- Canadian Health Care for Foreign Trained Professionals (2 years)
Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN’s) who wish to bring their world of knowledge to the workforce in Canada can make the transition smoothly with The Bridge to Canadian Nursing – BCN Program. The Bridge to Canadian Nursing Program provides the support and resources for you to:
- Enhance your professional nursing communication.
- Build your nursing knowledge and nursing practice skills in Canadian health care settings.
- Strengthen your clinical and ethical reasoning
- International Passport
- Passport Photograph
- Senior Secondary Result (WAEC or NECO)
- Any other certificates
- Transcripts (For RN & Graduates)
- Curriculum Vitae (optional)
- IELTS (Optional)
- Application fee.
- INTAKES: We have 3 intake/resumption periods in a year, which are January, May and September.
- DEADLINES: We normally advise prospective applicants to submit their applications as early as possible, even up to 5-6 months before their proposed intake/resumption period. This is due to the fact that the Visa application to Canada takes time.
- FEES: Tuition Fees start from CAD$16,000 per year (About #4.5m). After getting admission letter, you are expected to pay a percentage of the Tuition fee as deposit to the school. The remaining fees can be paid on installment basis after arrival in Canada.
- Work-Study Option: All students planning to study in Canada are given opportunity to work while they study. This helps international students to save money towards paying for Accommodation and some personal expenses.
Here are some of the benefits you enjoy when you study in Canada:
- Affordable Fees: Canada is often the preferred choice for students who may also have the option of studying in countries such as the United States or United Kingdom because of the lower tuition costs. Compared to other countries, Canadian international tuition fees, accommodation and other living expenses remain competitive.
- Work & Study Option: Students in Canada have the advantage of being able to work while studying. Among other benefits, this allows them to manage their finances without incurring enormous debt.
- Family Relocation: One of the greatest benefits for international students in Canada is that they are eligible to bring their families with them. While in Canada, your spouse would be eligible for an open work permit. So while you’re studying, he or she can work full- or part-time for any employer in Canada. International students are also eligible to bring their dependent children with them while they study as well.
- Possibility to work in Canada after graduation and get PR: International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus also during their studies. Most of the students are interested in working with Canadian companies for their better future. After gaining work experience, one can apply for PR to become Canadian citizen.