The LPN Profession in Alberta

Following are links to further information useful to Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) coming to Alberta and Canada:

LPNs in Alberta: A Career Guide (PDF)

Our 48-page Career Guide about the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta, Canada, provides foundational information about the profession, the work, the regulations, the province, and discovering the opportunities in nursing.

Working in Alberta

Working in Canada

Introduction to Healthcare in Canada

Healthcare systems vary widely around the world. It can be very confusing to arrive in a new country and attempt to work in an environment where the culture and practices are very different from your country.

We strongly recommend that you participate in the following course that will help you understand how Canadian healthcare and health institutions work:

This course is available in both in-class (Toronto) and online.

Job Search Skills

Finding employment can be challenging and frustrating. To find a LPN position, use the following searches:


Immigrant Settlement and Community Agencies

Many agencies offer free English language training or can help you to find courses:

We recommend that Internationally Educated Nurses visit the agencies in their city to find out about the services available to support them in their new communities.

Settlement Agencies:

Miscellaneous Links: