August 12, 2014: National Nursing Assessment Service

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August 12, 2014 – The Launch of a New National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) in Canada

Last week on August 12, the new National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) began accepting applications from Internationally-Educated Nurses interested in becoming licensed in Canada.

Previously, IENs interested in becoming licensed in Canada would apply for registration directly to the province of their choice – through the applicable nursing regulatory body of that province and according to the specific requirements and assessment process of that body. With the new NNAS, an IEN’s interest, education and credentials will initially be assessed by the NNAS before their file can be sent to the provincial regulatory body.

June 16, 2014: OMNI College is a Designated Learning Institution

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JUNE 16, 2014 – OMNI College is pleased to announce that it has qualified as a Designated Learning Institution by the Government of Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Earlier this month on June 1, 2014, the Government of Canada released the new International Student Program (ISP), and OMNI College has qualified as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) under this program.

The main purpose of this new ISP is to protect the integrity and reputation of Canada’s high-quality education systems. As of June 1, 2014, study permits will only be granted to international students who have obtained a Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution, such as OMNI College.

June 1, 2013: Study Travel Magazine “British Columbia’s Tertiary Programmes”

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An article on the tertiary education market for international students interested in studying in BC.

“Tertiary course providers in British Columbia are busy catering for international students who have their sights firmly set on the job market in Canada.  As a consequence international enrolments are booming.”

Read the full story on pg. 26 of Study Travel Magazine

July 30, 2012: MSNBC: International Nurses Help Close Health Care Gap in Canada’s Rural Areas

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International Nurses Help Close Health Care Gap in Canada’s Rural Areas

updated 7/30/2012 9:00:00 AM ET

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Experienced international nurses looking to find work in Canada may have better luck in remote areas. Registered nurse staffing specialists say finding qualified nurses to work in the country’s small towns is an increasing challenge as baby boomers, who currently dominate the nurse workforce, near retirement.

“The most open opportunities for immigrant and international nurses are in the most rural parts of Canada,” said Melane Mullings, senior recruitment specialist with pRN Staffing Solutions, a Canadian-based RN recruitment firm. “Internationally-educated nurses who take a course and pass their Canadian Registered Nurse Exam are likely to land a job in their field if they are willing to relocate to remote areas.”

OMNI College Joins “Partners For Life” With Canadian Blood Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 10, 2012: OMNI College today announced that it has signed on as a Partners for Life organization with Canadian Blood Services.  Organizations who participate in the Partners for Life program pledge to donate a certain number of units of blood each year.

Every minute of every day someone in Canada will need blood or blood products. And while roughly 1 out of every 2 people are eligible to give blood, only about 1 out of 60 actually do.

The College will be holding its very first blood donation event for students and staff on the afternoon of Friday, July 13th, 2012.

“This is an excellent opportunity to work together as a team towards a very important goal,” says Jade Burke, President at OMNI. “This initiative is an opportunity for staff and students to give back to their communities in a unique way.”

Newsletter excerpts from Winter 2012

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To keep our students, alumni, and business partners up to date, OMNI College publishes a quarterly newsletter every spring, summer, fall and winter.  To subscribe to this newsletter, please send an email to specifying your name and program.

Below are a few excerpts from our most recent newsletters.  To read the full edition, please subscribe to our newsletter by emailing