Maternity / Paternity Leave

If you going on maternity or paternity leave, please review the information below. We recommend that you continue to check the website to determine if there have been any changes to the application processes or timeframes.

Note: Our licensure year runs from November 1 – October 31.

You must renew your licence during the annual renewal season and pay the annual fee. Your licence and all accompanying benefits are valid for the entire licensure year. Even if you only work a few days or weeks into the new licensure year, you must pay the full year’s licensure fee. There is no short-term licence option at this time.

You do not need to hold a practising licence. Please change your license status on our LPN Registrant Portal during the annual renewal period by following step #3 in the Step-by-Step Guide to Completing your Online Renewal. The deadline to complete this step is October 31.

If you do not hold a practising licence, your licensure status on the Search for a Nurse will indicate that you are not currently licensed as of November 1. 

You do not need to hold a practising licence. If you do not hold a practicing licence your licensure status on the Search for a Nurse will indicate that you are not currently licensed as of November 1. 

If you have any questions, reach out to us at registration@nscn.ca. We will respond within five business days. 

Please be advised that registration requirements and fees are subject to change. All registration and licensure fees are non-refundable. Click here to learn more about fees and payment options