Nursing is a career highly respected, emotionally fulfilling and personally rewarding. Nurses function as a link between the doctor and the patients. Nursing as a career has high job prospects, many areas to specialize and good remuneration. For the nurses who aspire to build their career in Canada, studying a healthcare-related course in the country is a great option. The advantages of studying Nursing in Canada are many. These include:
- Getting admission to a Nursing course in Canada is comparatively easy
- A Canadian Nursing degree is globally recognized. It means you can pursue your Nursing career wherever you choose
- When you study Nursing in Canada, you will earn equal expertise in both theory and practice as well as deep knowledge in human anatomy and physiology.
Healthcare programs in Canada:
Enrolling for a Healthcare study program will increase the opportunities for nurses in Canada and boost their career. The healthcare programs the nurses can choose to pursue include:
- Health Care Administration
- Public Health
- Advanced Nursing Practice
- Practical Nursing
- Health Information Management
- Gerontological Nursing
- Enhanced Nursing Practice - Clinical & Critical Care
- Public Health
- Continuing Care Assistant
- Acute Complex Care for Internationally Educated Nurses
In order to be eligible to apply for these courses (PG Diploma), nurses must have the following qualifications:
- bachelor's degree
- Completion of IELTS Academic module
- Relevant experience and Nursing registration in home country
After completing these courses, nurses can work as:
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Health Care Assistant/Care Aide
- Health Policy Specialist
- Wellness Entrepreneur
- Health promotion consultant
- Health strategies associate
Career for nurses in Canada:
Canada always has high demand for internationally trained nurses. The country offers vast opportunities for nurses to thrive in their career while enjoying financial gains and high standards of life. Nursing as a career has high job prospects, many areas to specialize and good remuneration. If you have relevant credentials, it is quite easy for you to immigrate to Canada and build a promising career.
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Among the provinces and territories in Canada, Saskatchewan is often the first choice for international students to pursue higher education. Saskatchewan is famous for higher education institutions offering high quality education at affordable costs. Moreover, Saskatchewan is one of the best places to work and settle in, once the students finish their studies. Now let's explore the factors that make Saskatchewan the best place to study.
1. Quality education at affordable costs:
Saskatchewan has a number of higher education institutions to choose from, including universities, polytechnics, regional colleges, career colleges and universities. They offer a variety of courses that would help students lay a strong foundation for their career. These educational institutions have sophisticated Research and Development facilities and highly qualified faculty.
The province of Saskatchewan has two publicly funded universities that are accredited by the government--the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. University of Regina has world-class facilities with 10 faculties and 25 academic departments and offers to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. A member of U15 (a group of Canada's top research universities), University of Saskatchewan offers 58 kinds of degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Public colleges & Polytechnics are for applied learning and studying in these institutions will equip students with marketable knowledge and skills. Regional colleges offer certificate, diploma and degree courses trades, skills training and academic studies. Career colleges provide courses in non-degree, vocational training.
2. Study permits are easily available
A study permit or a temporary Canadian student visa is required for every international student who wants to pursue their higher education in Canada. In order to be eligible for Canada, a student has to meet certain eligibility criteria. As far as Saskatchewan is concerned, the process of obtaining a study permit is comparatively easy. But before applying for a study permit, a student must first obtain an offer letter from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Saskatchewan.
3. Graduate Retention Program
The Graduate Retention Program of Saskatchewan allows individual graduates who have graduated & live in Saskatchewan to gain a rebate of up to $20,000. The Saskatchewan Graduate Retention Program has helped the province to retain graduates in fields of high demands by providing a partial refund on their tuition fee.
4. Support services for International Students:
Moving to a new country and living in unfamiliar surroundings away from their families may often be stressful for students. Saskatchewan offers excellent newcomer services for international students that help them adapt to the new surroundings quickly and smoothly. These services are free of cost.
5. Enjoy your life at Saskatchewan:
Studies apart, Saskatchewan has a lot to offer in terms of scenic landscapes, parks, restaurants, shopping malls etc. It means you will be spending your leisure time in the most memorable way.
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The much-awaited Arrima Portal for submission of Expression of Interest (EoI) for Quebec migration through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) was opened for users on September 18. This marks a new era in the Quebec skilled worker immigration, as Quebec has scrapped its 'first-come, first-served' method of accepting applications for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The system has now been replaced with a more effective Expression of Interest system, which is demand-based. Arima portal replaces the Mon Projet Quebec online system that was fraught with controversy as the applicants had real tough time applying through the system.
Arrima is an online portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) candidates to express their interest to apply for permanent residence in Canada. By introducing the Arrima portal, Quebec government aimed to reduce the processing time of PR applications and manage the applications better.
The name 'Arrima' is derived from the French word “arrimage” meaning harmonisation. The portal's goal is to harmonize the QSWP applications. Those interested in immigrating to Quebec through QSWP must first create a profile in the Arrima portal. The eligible candidates will then enter a virtual pool from which the Government of Quebec will select candidates on a priority basis through periodic draws to invite to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate.
While creating a profile, a candidate must provide the following information:
- Personal information
- Contact details
- Family information
- Status in Quebec
- Education history
- Professional experience
- Job offers
- Language proficiency
- Other complementary information
How does Arrima Portal work?
The users who start creating a profile in Arrima portal will first enter a virtual waiting room, where they will have to wait till being granted access to the portal. Once granted access, the users can start creating the profile in a 90-minute session. The profile has to be completed within 30 days. Once created, the profile will remain valid for one year. During this period, the candidates are allowed to update and revise their Arrima portal profile.
New Quebec Expression of Interest system:
The newly launched Quebec Expression of Interest system is somewhat similar to the federal Express Entry system. The system was introduced by the Government of Quebec on August 2, 2018, to manage the applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Anyone above the age of 18 can apply through the system. But in order to be eligible, the candidates must obtain minimum required scores for employability and selection factors in accordance with the QSWP points grid.
The eligible candidates who successfully create a profile in the Expression of Interest system will enter a pool of candidates. If the candidate has the required level of education and relevant area of training, he/she will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate. On receiving a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ), the candidate can submit the application within 90 days. Those who receive CSQ can apply for Canada permanent residence.
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The of Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program is for experienced business owners and senior business managers who want to settle and grow their business in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Applying for permanent residence in Canada through the Entrepreneur Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) involves six steps:
- Submitting an Expression of Interest
- Receiving an Invitation to Apply
- In-Person Interview and Business Performance Agreement
- Receiving work Permit and establishing business in Nova Scotia
- Submitting Request for provincial nomination from Nova Scotia
- Applying for Entrepreneur Stream Permanent Residence
Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream:Eligibility criteria for applicants
- The candidate must have minimum $600,000 CAD in unencumbered net business and personal assets that are readily available for transfer to Canada. The assets must be verified by third party professionals designated by Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI)
- The candidate must demonstrate that he/she accumulated the claimed net worth through legal means. This claim must also be verified by third party professionals designated by NSOI
- Business ownership experience of minimum three years including 33% ownership in the last 10 years, or more than five years of experience as a senior business manager in the last 10 years
- Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in either English or French in listening, speaking, writing and reading. The language proficiency must be verified by Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General test, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General Training test or Test d’évaluation français (TEF). The tests must be taken within two years prior to the date of submitting the Expression of Interest.
- Education qualification of Canadian high school diploma or equivalent. If studied outside Canada, the educational credential must be verified by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). This must be taken in the last five years before the date of submitting the EoI.
- Agree to make a minimum capital investment of $150,000 CAD towards establishing a business in Nova Scotia.
- Agree to reside in Nova Scotia
Eligibility criteria for proposed business
- The applicant must own a minimum one third of the equity of the business
- The applicant must actively participate in the day-to-day management of the business
- The business must meet the legal requirements of the particular community that it operating in
- The primary purpose of the business must be making profit through the sale of goods and/or services.
- Must be a “permanent establishment” as defined under subsection 400(2) of the Canadian Income Tax Regulations, 1985
- Must pay income tax
- The applicant must be actively managing the business from the place of business in Nova Scotia
- The business must have the potential to create economic benefit to Nova Scotia
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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has an entrepreneur pathway under the Business Investor Stream (BIS) that allows entrepreneurs from across the world with intent and ability to start or purchase businesses in Manitoba, to settle in the province. The Entrepreneur Pathway was introduced by the MPNP replacing the previous MPNP-B stream. Through the entrepreneur pathway, qualified entrepreneurs can establish, purchase a business or become partners in an existing business within the first 24 months of arriving in Canada on a temporary work permit.
Eligibility criteria for applicants
The candidates must have minimum three years of full time work experience either as an active business owner or in a senior management role of a successful business, earned in the five years prior to submitting the application. However, those who have experience as business owners will receive more points than senior managers. Another requirement is that business owners must have at least 33 1/3 percent ownership to qualify.
The required official language proficiency for applicants to the Entrepreneur Pathway is minimum CLB/NCLC 5.
The applicant must have education equivalent to Canadian high school certificate or higher
No minimum or maximum age is specified for the Entreprenuer pathway. However, ranking points are allocated to candidates between 25 to 49 years of age.
If the proposed business is situated in the Manitoba Capital Region, the minimum required investment is $250,000. The Manitoba Capital Region (MCR) is the area surrounding Winnipeg, the capital and the largest city in the province. It comprises 16 municipalities. They are:
- The City of Winnipeg
- The City of Selkirk
- The Town of Stonewall
- East St. Paul
- St. Andrews
- St. Clements
- St. Francois-Xavier
- St. Paul
But if the business is situated outside Manitoba Capital Region, the required minimum investment is $150,000. The investment must be made in a business considered eligible by MPNP. The business has to create job for at least one Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Manitoba.
Business Research Visit
The candidates have to submit a Business Plan as part of the application. They shall conduct a Business Research Visit to Manitoba get a clearer idea about the business environment and market where they are planning to start the business. The visit is supposed to be conducted within one year prior submitting the Expression of Interest (EoI).
Points are awarded to candidates based on adaptability factors. These are applicable if:
-The candidate's spouse has CLB/NCLC 5 or higher
-The candidate or their spouse/common law partner has CLB/NCLC 5 or higher in the Second Official Language
-The candidate or their spouse/common law partner has a close relative in Manitoba who has been residing there for more than one year
-The candidate’s child is actively pursuing academic, professional or vocational training on a full-time basis in an accredited Manitoba educational institution for at least six months prior to the date of submission of EOI
-The candidate/accompanying spouse or common-law partner has completed a full-time study program for at least one year at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.
- The candidate/accompanying spouse or common-law partner has minimum six months of continuous full time work experience in Manitoba.
The minimum required net worth to apply through Entreprenuer pathway is $500,000 CAD. The personal net worth of the applicant will be verified by a third-party supplier approved by the MPNP. The verification report has to be submitted to the MPNP along with the application within 120 days after the candidate receives a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA).
Business Performance Agreement
If the candidate meets all the requirements, MPNP will approve the application. But before the MPNP issues a letter of support to apply for a work permit, the candidate has to sign a Business Performance Agreement (BPA). A BPA elaborates on the obligations that have to be fulfilled by the candidate and his/her proposed business. These obligations have to be fulfilled within the time specified in the BPA.
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The Entrepreneur Immigration stream of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs who have successfully established a business in British Columbia to obtain permanent residence in Canada. The first step in this regard is applying for provincial nomination from British Columbia. If you are nominated by the province, you and your family members can apply for permanent residence in Canada. But first of all, you must check if you are eligible to apply for provincial nomination through the British Columbia Entrepreneur immigration program.
Here are the major requirements for the candidates to apply for provincial nomination through the British Columbia Entrepreneur immigration program:
- You must be actively managing a business in British Columbia at the time of application. It means you must be accountable for the day-to-day operations of the business.
- You must be residing within a radius of 100 kilometers from your business establishment in British Columbia.
- You must have been residing British Columbia for at least 75 per cent of the time while on a work permit.
British Columbia will not nominate you if any of the following applies to you:
- You prohibited from entering Canada
-You are not legally admitted to the country where you currently reside
-You are in Canada but your status has expired
-You are working in Canada without authorization
-You have an unresolved refugee claim in Canada
-You are under a removal order in or outside of Canada
- You must have a minimum personal net worth of $600,000. It must be legally obtained and verifiable.
- You must have more than three years of work experience as an active business owner-manager; or four years as a senior manager; or a combined work experience of at least one year as an active business owner-manager and at least two years as a senior manager.
- Post-secondary level education or experience as an active business owner-manager with 100 per cent ownership of the business for at least three of the past five years.
- You must have a business plan and must be able to answer questions and provide details based on which, BC PNP will score your business plan.
- The BC PNP will consider only a business plan that contributes to the economic growth of the British Columbia. You must demonstrate that you will own at least one-third of the business. If your ownership is less than that, you must invest a minimum of $1 million in an equity purchase.
- Franchises may be considered as eligible businesses if you can prove that the proposed franchise is well-established
- Seasonal business is not acceptable unless the proposed business operates for at least eight months per year
The following businesses are considered ineligible under the British Columbia Entrepreneur immigration program:
- an immigration-linked investment scheme pursuant to Provincial Immigration Programs
- Regulation section 6(e) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) section 87(5)(b) and as defined in IRPR 87(9)
- any business where the terms of investment include a redemption option pursuant to IRPR 87(6)(d)
- bed and breakfasts, hobby farms and home-based businesses
- payday loan, cheque cashing, money changing and cash machine businesses
- scrap metal recycling
- coin-operated laundries
- automated car wash operations
- businesses selling used goods (excluding businesses that provide value-added services such as
- repairs, refurbishing or recycling)
- real estate development/brokerage, insurance brokerage or business brokerage
- businesses involved in producing, distributing or selling pornography or sexually explicit products or services, or providing sexually oriented services
- any other type of business that by association would tend to bring the BC PNP or the Government of British Columbia into disrepute
The BC PNP will not consider registrations for the following businesses proposed in Regional Districts with a population more than 300,000:
- convenience stores
- DVD rental stores
- gasoline service stations
- personal dry cleaning services
- tanning salons
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