Government of New Brunswick

The Province of New Brunswick has made it a priority to attract, support and retain valuable health-care professionals. With employment opportunities in both official languages (English or French), various provincial departments and employers across a variety of health care settings work closely together to maintain a well trained and experienced workforce.

For applicants who obtained their education outside of Canada, the steps for becoming licensed to practice in their chosen healthcare field can require a lot of time and resources.  Recognizing that many applicants may need help in achieving this, the provincial Department of Health offers a variety of navigation services for internationally trained healthcare professionals.
 

  

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New Brunswick’s IEN Navigation service, designed specifically for internationally trained nurses (IENs) provides customized, client-centred assistance at no cost to the candidate. The service works with each candidate, helping them to navigate key challenges they might experience during the process to licensure, offering guidance surrounding:

  • The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS);
  • Provincial entry-to-practice competency assessments;
  • Bridging programs available in the province; and
  • Provincial regulatory bodies.

Internationally educated nurses can connect with the IEN Navigation Service by completing this short form.
 


For healthcare professionals (other than nurses), each profession has a specific set of requirements which must be met.  The New Brunswick’s IEHP Navigation service provides customized, profession specific and client-centred service to IEHPs at no cost to the candidate. The service assists candidates with key barriers they might experience during the process to licensure, offering guidance surrounding:

  • Provincial entry-to-practice requirements;
  • Support programs where available; and
  • Provincial regulatory bodies and national credential assessment processes and programs.

Internationally educated health professionals can connect with the IEHP Navigation Service by completing this short form.

 

If you are a New Brunswick employer who would like to learn more about hiring IENs and IEHPs or about supporting existing IEN or IEHP employees through immigration, please contact the Population Growth Division’s workforce attraction team at immigration@gnb.ca.