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Internationally Educated Nurses

Getting Your Licence in BC

If you were educated outside Canada,  you will need to apply for a licence in British Columbia.  The process of becoming a nurse in BC can be challenging and often time-consuming. There are a number of steps that need to be sequentially completed. Knowing the steps and which organization is responsible for administering them can help make the overall process less confusing. 


Members of BCNU`s Mosaic of Colour Caucus​ are also available to help internationally educated nurses transition to living and working in BC.  The Mosaic of Colour Caucus is a safe space for members of colour to support one another. 

In addition to the Mosaic of Colour Caucus, internationally educated nurses are welcome to reach out to any of the other BCNU-sponsored equity groups, including the Indigenous Leadership Circle, the LGBTQ Caucus, and the Workers with Disabilities Caucus.  

Updated: 8/19/2022 4:49 PM

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