Nurses

Interested in matching your lifestyle with exciting career opportunities? We are here to help! We facilitate the recruitment of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and nurse practitioners - and support nursing students - on behalf of BC's publicly funded health employers.

Our experienced nurse services team will guide you through the recruitment process and support you in making a seamless transition to your new job. Register with us so our nurse recruitment services team can:

  • guide you through the professional licensing process.
  • match your skills and interests to job vacancies in regions of your choice.
  • provide you with information about the communities that are of interest to you.
  • connect you with prospective employers and/or regional health employers.

Registration in British Columbia is mandatory prior to working as a registered nurse (RN) or registered psychiatric nurse (RPN). Your education determines which regulatory organization you should register with:

  • generalist-prepared registered nurses should apply for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC).
  • registered psychiatric/mental health nurses should apply for registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC).
  • generalist-prepared registered nurses with a post-basic certificate in psychiatry or mental health may register with either the CRNBC or the CRPNBC or both.

All nurses educated outside of Canada are considered to be internationally educated nurses (IENs).

Licensing and Registration

The first step to working as a nurse in BC is applying for a licence from the College of Registered Nurses of BC. Learn more about the application process for Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, and Nurses in Specialized Practice.

Nurse Practitioners

Learn how to apply for registration as a Nurse Practitioner in British Columbia.

Nursing Students

If you will be graduating from a nursing program, find out how Health Match BC can help you start your career in British Columbia.

Financial Assistance and Benefits

Information on relocation allowances and health benefits for nurses in British Columbia.

Associations and Regulatory Bodies

list of non-profit organizations, groups, associations, and regulatory authorities for nurses.

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