As a caregiver NO,As a practical nurse under the BC PNP yes and no waiting 2 years as a Nanny,you are PR upon landing,Why is it that Filipinos like to work as 8-9$/Hour Nannies When being a Nursing graduate even without experience allows them to get temporary licenses as a Practical nurse or come to work as RCA s,Is it because they dont want to be professional and prefer to be Nannies???,This will be a discussion I have with BC Immigration Minister on Monday,The Ugnayan Foundation is lobbying for changes in the law to help Filipino Immigrants
This is the answer/tip I was waiting for. The PNP was first in my mind but since, as per the regulatory bodies, both my siblings' professions require them to go through a long procedure of registration as a midwife or nurse in Canada (I spoke to an employer before and she told me they have to be registered first). You mentioned that they could get a temporary license, could you tell me how?
About caregiver/nanny, of course they want to stick to their professions... most of the Filipinos on this case probably didn't get a good advise or thought that it's the easy way to come here and start. Some people already shared that idea. I'm not so keen about getting my siblings as nanny/caregivers that's why I wrote to this forum- to find better options for them. My sister, as I mentioned above, was a top student on a top school and is currently "performing" as a head midwife for about hundred births already (assisting birth deliveries all by herself and unsupervised). Ironically, she gets about $250/month, her official job title in that hospital is only Nursing Aid, and the doctors are the ones who sign all the birth papers! Maybe you can share this on your meeting with the BC Immigration Minister and suggest to make temporary license information readily/easily available to anyone interested and help the Filipino medical professionals or their families here in Canada to get the options available for them.
Thanks and I hope you can tell me some info about temporary license you mentioned...