Unlike many other countries the registration of nurses does not occur
at the national level. In order to practise nursing you must be licensed
or registered in the province or territory in which you will work.
Different Licensing or registering bodies have different procedures.
However all bodies require:
(1) Credential Verification
(2) A pass in Canadian Registered Nurse Examination
(3) Language Proficiency
All Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec require that
candidates write the Canadian Nurses Association Registration or
Licensure Examination as part of the registration or licensure process.
Each case is assessed on individual basis. There are three possible
(1) The applicant is not eligible
(2) The applicant will be eligible if additional requirements are
(3) The applicant is eligible
If your assessment letter states that you will be eligible if you
satisfy additional requirements, you need to contact the Nursing
Association after fulfilling the requirements.
If you are eligible, you can obtain temporary permit to practise.
However, within a certain period of time, you need to apply and appear
for Canadian Registered Nurse Examination.
After passing Canadian Registered Nurse Examination, you can obtain
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