Weekly Numbers - Expedited Licensure Process for International Applications from the Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand

Nurse with patient
May 9, 2023

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) launched the expedited registration and licensure process for international applicants from seven designated countries – the Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand on Monday, May 1, 2023. As previously stated, the new expedited registration process will shorten the processing time from months to a matter of weeks.

Please see the following statistics for the activity captured in NSCN’s new registrant portal.

NSCN Portal Activity

As of May 8, 2023

As of May 3, 2023

New Accounts Created since May 1 *



Total Number of Applications Received Since May 1 **



Number of direct international registration and licensure applicants who have been issued a licence



* An account must be established before an application can be submitted. The number of accounts does not represent individuals – there are duplicates.

** The above information is for received applications. It is important to note that applications are not considered complete until payment and associated documents have been provided, such as identification documents, verification of registration from the designated country and criminal record check.

Since March 29, 2023, NSCN has have issued 248 licences to domestic nurses, also licenced in other Canadian provinces.   


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