I’m an LPN and want to move to Canada, is it easy to move there and find work? Nursing?

I’m an LPN and want to move to Canada, is it easy to move there and find work? Nursing?
I would like to move to Montreal, Quebec or Toronto, am an LPN and would like to know if it’s easy to “transfer” my license and work there. I’m not sure if it would be hard and what they make hourly/yearly. If anyone knows any information, I’d be very fortunate.

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  1. You would have to contact the college of nurses in the province you want to work in. The PN education in most of Canada is two years and some provinces will ask you to take upgrading courses to bring your education up to par before being eligible to write the licensing exam.

  2. BrainDeadZombie says:

    It depends where you’re coming from and which province you would go to. Each province has legislation governing health professions. There is generally a college of nurses that sets the provincial standards for educational qualifications and acceptance of foreign credentials.

    Depending on where you’re coming from, your credentials may or may not be accepted as equivalent to Canadian. If you are from an industrialized country or former British colony your credentials are more likely to be accepted. Why? Because industrialized countries are seen as having similarly high standards to us, as are former British colonies. We are a former British colony.

    If you are from the USA you should have little trouble. We are always short of nurses and American and Canadian credentials are seen as generally equivalent.