IENLAP – Internationally Educated Nurses Licensure Assistance Pathway


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Attention all Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs): Registered Nurse (RNs) / Registered Practical Nurse (RPNs)

Get on the pathway towards getting licensed to practice in Canada.

Internationally Educated Nurses Licensure Assistance Pathway (IENLAP) is a free program for IENS who have had their credentials assessed and is deemed eligible to register with Canadian Nurses Association (CNO)
This 14-week program covers the licensure process, enhanced language training and soft skills required to obtain licensure and to successfully practice as a nurse in the Canadian Healthcare system.

IENLAP can help you on your journey towards Licensure/Certification and prepare you for employment in the Canadian healthcare workforce.

For Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

  • 1 Registered Nurse (RNs)
  • 2 Registered Practical Nurse (RPNs)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 1 Eligibility to work in Canada.
  • 2 Credentials accessed by NNAS and is eligible to register with CNO

Program Components:

  • Orientation and Nursing Licensure pathway process.
  • Healthcare Terminology
  • Career Development
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Personal Development
  • Enhanced Language Training
  • Post-program Support

Additional Benefit

  • IENLAP is free to eligible IENs.
  • Support with job placements and employment
  • Eligible IEN candidates may access low interest loans to assist with licensure exams cost through our community partnerships.

The IENLAP (Internationally Educated Nurses Licensure Assistance Pathway) is a PCPI project funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) through the Foreign Credentials Recognition (FCR) Program of the Government of Canada.