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International Nursing Applicants

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority on all vacancies in the province of British Columbia.

To work as a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse in British Columbia, Canada, you must have your British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) registration.

As an internationally trained nurse, please visit the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) to have your credentials assessed. Once NNAS has reviewed your application, you will be issued with an advisory report, NNAS number (registration and application), and payment information.

You may be required to complete an English Fluency Test and a Substantially Equivalent Competence (SEC) exam. NNAS will advise you whether or not you will need to take further courses to work as a Registered Nurse in Canada.

Internationally trained nurses will be considered if they have obtained confirmation of eligibility to be registered with the BCCNM. Please visit for more information.

You may wish to visit Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), for more detailed information. On the CIC site, click on the "Immigration Applications for Persons outside Canada" link.

Relocation information

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the very best talent for all of our services, programs, and divisions. We offer relocation assistance for candidates relocating from outside of the province, according to specific criteria. Please contact the Talent Acquisition team for more information.

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