RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – OMNI College is pleased to share that one of their long time Student Success Advisors, Ms. Catarina Oey, has successfully achieved her license as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). This certification achievement will further the College’s mandate to continually provide a wide range of support for its international students.
OMNI was featured in a local Mexican newspaper right after OMNIs trip to Tampico, Mexico.
Read about the entire story here.
“Nursing courses are as appealing as ever for international students, but require hard work and dedication.”
Read the full story on page 27 of Study Travel Magazine’s October 2015 issue.
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 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.
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
“Nursing Back to Health – With regular career opportunities at home and abroad, nursing courses have enduring appeal with international students”
Read the full story on pg. 35 of Study Travel Magazine
International Nurses Help Close Health Care Gap in Canada’s Rural Areas
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.”
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.”
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