Saturday, October 16, 2010

Canadian nursing boards and association

I have had several nurses in Singapore asking me how to get a nursing license in Canada. See below for sections on British Columbia (BC), Ontario, Alberta, and  Canada-wide information.


(I) British Columbia

This section is for the nurses who want to come over to British Columbia, Canada.

In Singapore we have Singapore Nurses Board. In British Columbia, there are 3 4 nursing boards depending on the type of nurse that you are.

College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)
[Note added on 25-Mar-2013: For more information about obtaining registration with CRNBC, please attend their free "General InformationSessions" (every 3rd Friday of the month) held at CRNBC office.]

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC)

College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC)

College of Licensed Practical Nurses BC (CLPNBC) - The equivalent of Enrolled Nurses in Singapore


(II) Ontario

Toronto, Ontario is also a popular migration destination. Here's the nursing board in Ontario.

College of Nurses of Ontario

See also: Ontario Immigration - Working as a Nurse in Ontario


(III) Alberta

Alberta is a booming province, thanks to oil. Lots of job opportunities, no provincial tax and better minimum wages.

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta


(IV) Canada

The equivalent of Singapore Nurses Association in Canada is similarly named.

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)

[Addendum 27-March-2011]
The following url from CNA gives an overview to international applicants on becoming a Registered Nurse or Midwife in Canada.

[Addendum 27-March-2011]
For the other Canadian provinces and territories, please refer to the following link from CNA for the relevant Registered Nurses regulatory bodies.

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