Helping Immigrants with Nursing Training, Credentials and NNAS in Canada
If you are an internationally-educated nurse looking to continue your career in Canada, Windmill Microlending can help you afford the related costs of assessment, training, licensing exams, supplies and even a living allowance during a period of study.
We offer loans of up to $15,000 to help you get the credentials you need.
A Loan from Windmill Sets Our Nursing Clients on the Road to Success
Support for Licensing and Training for all Types of Nursing
We have supported immigrants and refugees seeking to license as registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered practical nurses (RPN).
We also assist nurses in qualifying for alternative careers, for example, as nurse aide.
How Windmill Microlending Can Help You
Windmill Microlending is a registered charity serving immigrants and refugees in Canada since 2005. We believe all Canadians benefit when newcomers have the opportunity to use their skills and experience and realize their economic potential.
We understand the unique needs and challenges of immigrant nurses and work alongside our clients to help them succeed.
We offer microloans of up to $15,000 to help you get the credentials you need. You must be born outside of Canada and currently living in Canada as a permanent resident, provincial nominee, protected person, convention refugee or Canadian citizen.
Nursing Case Study
With ten years into a successful nursing career in India, Trupti decided to move to Canada in 2012. She was looking for a better future for her family and the opportunity to advance in her profession.
However, Trupti soon realized that she couldn’t find a job as a nurse without a Canadian license. After finishing the process with the College of Nurses of Ontario, Trupti got her RPN eligibility. But to receive her designation, she needed to complete additional courses and practical hours.
A Windmill loan helped Trupti cover the cost of courses and textbooks, and in 2016, after completing 14 courses and 400 practical hours, she received her RPN license.
“I couldn’t afford to pay for my courses. Windmill offered me the support I needed and helped me organize my career goals.”
- The assessment and licensing process for nurses can be quite lengthy. Assessment is through the NNAS and can be started before arriving in Canada.
- Canadian occupational profile for nurses from the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.
Statistics as of September 30, 2020. Income data is based only on those who have completed their Career Success Plan and paid their loan in full.