• Prasanthi Naidoo

Registration requirements for Nurses to work in Canada - useful links

Updated: Jan 4



Since launching HealthJobHub.com in July 2018, the number #1 enquiry I receive everyday from jobseekers is, "can you find me a job in Canada?".


The answer is yes and no. Yes, because our jobs platform, healthjobhub.com, is fully populated with healthcare jobs across Canada which candidates can search and apply directly to employers. No because jobseekers need to first register with the relevant professional body in order to get a license to practice in Canada.


Therefore we are taking the initiative at HealthJobHub.com to consolidate a list of useful links for candidates to help find the registration requirements they need.


Our second series of useful links focus only on Nurses as follows:


Canadian Registration Requirements for Nurses (RN, NP, RPN)


British Columbia- British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP): https://www.bccnp.ca/Pages/Default.aspx

Domestic Applicants:https://www.bccnp.ca/Registration/Pages/Default.aspxhttps://www.bccnp.ca/Registration/Pages/Default.aspx

Internationally Educated Applicants: https://www.bccnp.ca/Registration/RN_NP/RNApplication/InternationalEN/Pages/Default.aspx


Alberta-College of Alberta Registered Nurse Association (CARNA): https://nurses.ab.ca/home

Domestic Applicants: https://nurses.ab.ca/registration-and-renewal/applicants

Internationally Educated Applicants: https://nurses.ab.ca/registration-and-renewal/applicants/internationally-educated-applicants


Saskatchewan- Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA): https://www.srna.org

Domestic Applicants: https://www.srna.org/licence_membership/becoming-a-nurse-in-sask/registered-nurse-sask/canadian-student-grad/

Internationally Educated Applicant: https://www.srna.org/licence_membership/becoming-a-nurse-in-sask/registered-nurse-sask/internationally-educated/


Manitoba- College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM): https://www.crnm.mb.ca

Domestic Applicants: https://www.crnm.mb.ca/applicants/students-and-graduate-nurses

Internationally Educated Applicants: https://www.crnm.mb.ca/applicants/internationally-educated-nurses


Ontario- College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO): http://www.cno.org

Domestic Applicants: http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse/new-applicants1/ontario/practising-as-an-rn-or-rpn-in-ontario/

Internationally Educated Applicants: http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse/new-applicants1/outside-canada/


Quebec- Ordre des Infirmières et infirmiers Québec (OIIQ): https://www.oiiq.org

Domestic Applicants: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.oiiq.org/en/acceder-profession/exercer-au-quebec/infirmiere-diplomee-hors-canada&prev=search

Internationally Educated Applicants: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.oiiq.org/en/acceder-profession/exercer-au-quebec/infirmiere-diplomee-hors-canada&prev=search


New Brunswick-Nurses Association of New Brunswick: http://www.nanb.nb.ca

Domestic Applicant: http://www.nanb.nb.ca/registration/information

Internationally Educated Applicant: http://www.nanb.nb.ca/registration/ien/ien-application-information


Nova Scotia- Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN): https://www.nscn.ca

Domestic Applicants: https://www.nscn.ca/registration-licensing/first-time-registering-nova-scotia/new-grad-educated-nova-scotia

https://www.nscn.ca/registration-licensing/first-time-registering-nova-scotia/new-grad-educated-another-province

https://www.nscn.ca/registration-licensing/first-time-registering-nova-scotia/any-nurse-registered-or-licensed-another-province

Internationally Educated Applicants: https://www.nscn.ca/registration-licensing/first-time-registering-nova-scotia/internationally-educated-nurse-not-currently-licensed-canada


Newfoundland and Labrador- College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL): https://www.crnnl.ca

Domestic Applicant: https://www.crnnl.ca/ien-requirements-registration

Internationally Educated Applicant: https://www.crnnl.ca/internationally-educated-nurse-ien


Prince Edward Island- College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (CRNPEI): https://www.crnpei.ca

Domestic Applicants: https://www.crnpei.ca/registration-renewal/registration-applications

Internationally Educated Applicants: https://www.crnpei.ca/registration-renewal/registration-applications


Yukon Territory- Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA): https://yukonnurses.ca

Domestic Applicants: https://yukonnurses.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=306&Itemid=278

Internationally Educated Applicants: https://yukonnurses.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=303&Itemid=275


The Northwest Territories & Nunavut- Registered Nurses Association of The Northwest Territories (RNANTNU): http://www.rnantnu.ca

Domestic Applicant: http://www.rnantnu.ca/np-information/faq/practice-and-prescriptive-guidelines

Internationally Educated Applicant: http://www.rnantnu.ca/np-information/internationallly-educated-nurses


*For comparison of provinces within Canada check out https://www.nnas.ca/explore-a-nation-of-provinces/


Or for more information see https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en


Hope you find this list useful!


Best,

Prasanthi

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