The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.
Step 1. Assessment of Eligibility to take Canada’s NCLEX
Assessing organization – National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). The NNAS verifies credentials for internationally educated nurses, compares them to Canadian standards and provides a secure, centralized electronic repository for education and registration credentials.
Steps to take:
Expected outcome: Advisory Report confirms equivalency of your education / qualification according to approved Canadian standards and nursing requirements. NNAS forwards advisory report to SRNA to finalize your application. You have to complete SRNA’s complete additional documentation.
Processing Time: You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt (of your application) by email within two weeks of submitting your application.
Step 2. Applying with the Saskatchewan Registered Nursing Association
Steps to take:
Note for Philippine applicants: Applicants who wrote the June 2006 licensure examination in the Philippines must provide proof of having successfully completed the special examination, which was authorized by the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE), Parts III (3) and V (5). If an applicant has not written the special examination or cannot provide proof of such, they are not considered to be eligible as an applicant for registration.
You may retest the speaking component only. Otherwise, if you fail to meet the minimum scores in the other areas, the group components (listening, reading and writing) must be retested. Be aware that the oldest of the 2 test dates will be used to determine the validity of the test. You may take the CELBAN a maximum of 3 times at 3 month intervals.
Your actual hours of practice in the last five (5) years are considered. This means you must have either:
Processing Time: Application document/review is expected to be issued within two to six weeks from the date all fees are paid in full. The complete application and documentation goes to step three – Final decision about your eligibility to take the NCLES. If documentation is deemed incomplete, you shall receive an email outlining the outstanding documentation. You have six months to complete and comply.
Step Three: Decision about Eligibility – Expected Outcome
Applications validity period - Applications remain valid for one year from the date of your last contact by the applicant with SRNA (usually email). SRNA emphasizes that “any expiry date assigned by the SRNA will supersede this general validity period. Last contact is defined as the provision of documentation/information to support the application process. Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.”
Authors & Contributors
Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.
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