Pre-licensure Support

You can start the registration process while you are still in your home country, and you may choose to start your RN and LPN registration at the same time. Make sure to prepare ahead and start early before coming to Nova Scotia.

The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia offers the IEN Orientation Program and various pre-arrival support services for new immigrants at no cost. These services include:

Employment counselling and information about the licensure process

Job search strategies

Orientation to the Canadian workplace culture

Facilitated and self-directed communication courses

Access to professional mentors

Translation services