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Internationally Educated Nurses

If you were trained and worked as a nurse internationally you probably have much of the basic requirements to work in Canada.

The nursing associations in each province and territory establish the requirements for internationally educated nurses to be registered in Canada. The programs available to help you make the transition will teach you about the Canadian health-care system, help you with language barriers, and ensure you have the knowledge and skills required to be a nurse in Canada. Explore the links on the right to learn more.

Once you meet the requirements for the province or territory in which you want to work, the next steps are to apply for a licence and write a licensing exam.