CARE Centre’s Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) Program, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, serves internationally educated nurses (IENs) who are planning to immigrate to Canada. To help IENs achieve their goals of registration and meaningful employment in Canada, PASS not only provides guidance and encouragement but ensures that IENs are well-informed about the credentialing assessment process, the Canadian healthcare system, as well as the wide variety of available educational and employment opportunities. Since program inception in 2016, over 700 nurses have accessed services and supports through PASS, with destinations across Canada.
(Toronto) February 2, 2017
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has funded a program at CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to help immigrating nurses get a head start on the registration process through Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS). PASS serves IENs while still in their country of residence, after they submit proof of graduation from a nursing school and a letter of immigration confirmation from the Government of Canada. PASS services are designed to get IENs started on the registration process earlier, thus shortening the time that they spend from arrival in Canada to nursing registration and employment. The program is free of charge to eligible nurses. (Featured in photo: IEN Precious Obah, a PASS client now living in Ontario, PASS Co-ordinator Meghan Wankel and CARE Centre Case Manager Lourdes Vicente.
April 4, 2017 – canadianimmigrant
In the fall of 2015, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced it was funding a range of programs to help people in the immigration pipeline in a variety of ways. Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) for nurses falls into the occupation-specific category. Launched at the beginning of 2016, PASS is a project of CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs), a bridge-training program funded by the Government of Ontario.Read More
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