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Internationally Trained Health Care Professionals from the Philippines

The Government of Saskatchewan has been working collaboratively with health and post-secondary partners to shorten the training and licensing pathway to allow for a quicker entry of internationally trained nurses into the labour market.

There are many opportunities available for Filipino healthcare professionals who want to relocate and work in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is currently recruiting from the Philippines for positions including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, continuing care assistants and medical lab assistants.

Check out this profile of a Registered Nurse at La Loche Health Centre.

To find out if you’re eligible and for information on the process/initiative, you can contact SHAInternational@saskhealthauthority.ca or HHR@health.gov.sk.ca for assistance.

Professional Requirements

Before Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) can work in Saskatchewan as licensed nurses, they must meet professional requirements as determined by the regulators. In Saskatchewan, to learn more about licensure please contact the regulators.

College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan

Currently, the majority of IENs who are looking to become an RN are required to take some degree of additional training before licensure. In Saskatchewan, this is done through the Registered Nursing Bridging Program for IENs delivered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

To find out more, see Registered Nursing Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Nurses - Certificate.

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN)

Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Saskatchewan (RPNs)

Fees for additional training and licensing

In addition to tuition, fees include language and education assessments, fees related to professional exams and registration, and other costs incurred while completing their training such as traveling for clinical placements.

Additional costs for international recruits include transportation, accommodation and other settlement related costs (immigration fees).

Additional Information

Additional information for internationally trained health professionals looking for work in Saskatchewan’s health sector is available at HealthCareersInSask.ca.

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