BPIEN – Level 1 – Who is Eligible?

You are eligible for the BPIEN-Level 1 program if you meet the following requirements:

1. Internationally-Educated Nurse

  • Must be an internationally-educated nurse.
  • Must provide Proof of Education as an internationally-educated nurse – complete the form included in the BPIEN Application Package

2. Language Proficiency

  • Must be referred from WELARC.
  • Must have taken an English language proficiency test within 6-12 months (through WELARC) and achieved CLB level 8 in Listening, Speaking and Reading; and CLB 7 in Writing OR IELTS 7.0 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and IELTS 6.5 in Writing.

3. Permanent Resident

  • The BPIEN-Level 1 program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • There is no charge to participants, but applicants must be permanent residents.