Work permits offered to 118 French nurses

Montréal Gazette, November 24, 2010 The Québec Order of Nurses is offering temporary work permits to 118 French nurses so they can start working in this province even before a formal France-Québec protocol is signed. That agreement recognizes the qualifications of French and Québec registered nurses to work in either jurisdiction. The Order, which governs 71,000 nurses, announced Wednesday it is offering the temporary permits to nurses with a diploma from France and who have been hired by a public health-care facility here. In November 2009, more than 170 French nurses committed themselves to work in Québec starting in spring, the Order said. An average of seven in 10 French nurses stay on after five years, the Order added. © Copyright (c) The Montréal Gazette