Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Training Group > Employment Services & Career Development > Internationally Trained Professionals > Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants - Health
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants - Health is for newcomers living in any British Columbia community with training and skills as a Nurse (RN/LPN/RPN), General Practitioner (Family Physicians), Sonographer or Health Care Assistant. Working one-to-one with knowledgeable career coaches, you will gain valuable resources needed to assist in launching your career in Canada’s health care system.
The program is free for internationally-trained healthcare professionals who:
Note: Newcomers with a background in other occupations other than healthcare should proceed to Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants – Tri Cities
To apply you must:
1. Meet English Language Requirements
2. Be a Permanent Resident (5 years or less) currently living in British Columbia
3. Be underemployed and working more than 20 hours per week OR
4. Not working and not eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) or BC Employment Assistance (BCEA) and requiring more than 1 week of training towards certification
5. Be motivated to conduct an active job search for employment in a health related area
Applicants must also have started the process towards upgrading or certification to practice in Canada:
Internationally Educated Nurses (RN/LPN/RPN) - started the application process with National Nursing Assessment Services (NNAS)
Internationally Trained Sonographers - started the application process with Sonography Canada.
Internationally Trained Health Care Assistants (HCA) – started application process with BC Care Aide and Health Support Worker Registry
** Applicants who will not pursue directly related licensure in their field and have an Alternate Career Goal within a Health related profession may be eligible for Stream 2/3 in their region. If you live in the Tri Cities area, you could be eligible for a program offered by Douglas College in Coquitlam.
Complete and submit the online Permission to Collect Private Data form and Intake Questionnaire located on the side bar.
Once we have received your Intake Questionnaire and Permission to Collect Private Data form we will contact you by phone and/or email to discuss your background, career goals, and eligibility.
Eligible candidates will be invited to attend an Information Session to learn more about the specific program details.
Monday August 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location: Coquitlam Public Library, 1169 Pinetree Way, Room 136
To register call 604-588-7772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org