International Educated & Licenced RN
This section is for you if you’re an RN who’s been educated outside Canada and has never licenced as an RN in Canada.
Requirements for Licensure
- Receive an advisory report from the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)
- If English is not your primary language, an acceptable English language test is required.
- Successfully complete a nursing education program
- Proof of initial registration from the country where you completed your basic nursing education and official proof of most recent registration if it’s different from your initial registration.
- Reference from most recent nurse manager or supervisor who is familiar with your RN practice.
- Proof of legal name (original or certified copy of birth certificate, government issued photo ID and marriage certificate, if applicable)
- In the past 5 years, you must have worked at least 1125 hours of nursing practice; or graduated from an approved nursing education program; or completed an approved nursing re-entry program
- Current Vulnerable Sector Check
- Submit your application for licensure along with applicable fees
Application for Licensure Process
- Complete the NNAS Assessment and receive an advisory report from National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)
- Complete the Online Assessment for RN Eligibility with the SRNA.
- Upload a copy of your birth certificate and government issued photo ID (and marriage certificate, if applicable).
- Complete Verification of Original Registration/Licensure Form from the country you obtained your basic nursing education.
- Complete the Verification of Current or Most Recent Registration/Licensure Form and send it to the registration body of the province or country where you’ve most recently registered as a RN.
- Complete the Consent Form to Obtain Employment Verification Information and upload it to the SRNA.
- Complete the Consent Form to Release Registration Information and upload it to the SRNA.
- Obtain a current Vulnerable Sector Check issued by the police force where you live. Examples include the RCMP, City Police, or police service.
- Once your Assessment for RN Eligibility has been reviewed by an SRNA Advisor you will be contacted with next steps to continue the process.
Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org