A new year has started, time to re-assess where we are, take new decisions and start fresh!
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.
"As a landed new immigrant, I had difficulty finding a job aligned with my education and work experience. I was frustrated and didn’t know how to kick start again my career in Canada. I contacted Filipino Canadian Construction Society (FCCS) and requested to be mentored. I asked what are the options for me to be a registered professional engineer or an applied science technologist.
As an internationally trained engineer, finding a job in engineering does not necessarily mean that one has to become a PEng or professionally licensed engineer. The most important step is to get into the door of the engineering industry. How? Through related jobs such as engineering technician, technologist, etc (see story in CFNet entitled "Alternative Pathways for Engineers").