Are you a foreign trained cook or chef? Do you love the idea of working for restaurants or hotels?
Many of us grew up with the idea that a career was for life: you go to university or college, learn a profession or occupation, get a job in a good company and with some effort, time and luck, you’ll get promoted up the career ladder until is time to retire.
If you are a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse who graduated and practiced outside of Canada, you need to apply to the National Nursing Assessment Services or NNAS in order to be able to work as such in Canada.
As an internationally trained nurse, you may find that your education and experience are not immediately accepted in Canada. Depending on where and when you took your courses, whether you have enough experience and your level of English, the process to become a registered nurse in BC can take a really long time (and money). I will write about the path for becoming a registered nurse in my next article.