Canadian-licensed LPN, RN, or RPN


Canadian Nursing License

    As a Canadian-trained or Canadian-licensed LPN, RN, or RPN you need to supply official proof of your current (or recently expired) LPN /RN/RPN nursing licence. This proof should show your status and registration number. 
    Note: If you are not licensed to practice in BC, you will need to supply a resume outlining your experience working as a licensed LPN, RN, or RPN in Canada within the past five years. Your resume should be combined with your nursing licence and uploaded in the same file.   


    Proof of training from a Canadian Educational Institution(s)

    You will need to provide information about your health care education and training, and supply one of these accepted documents: 

    • Certificate / Diploma / Degree 
    • Official Transcript 

    *Nursing program must be approved by a Canadian nursing regulatory body.

    Important Note: Canadian-licensed LPN, RN or RPN applicants may also be required to submit a request for a Verification of Registration to be sent to the Registry from all the nursing regulatory bodies they are registered with (past and present). The Registry reserves the right to deny registration should the applicant refuse to request a Verification of Registration. 

    If there are any conditions on their nursing license, applicants must satisfy/meet their nursing regulator requirements before the Registry proceeds with their application.

    As a matter of public safety, the Registry reserves the right to deny registration where an applicant is not in good standing with a nursing regulatory body (past or present).

    Change of Name – Official Documentation (If applicable)

    If the name on your documents does not match the name on your application, please upload official proof of your name change:  

    • Marriage Certificate 
    • Certificate of Name Change 

    How to apply for a legal change of name  (British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency website) 

      Please be advised that it takes 5-10 business days for the Registry to complete an initial application review. Applicants are asked not to contact the Registry to enquire about application/registration status until at least 10 business days after an application is submitted. Your patience is appreciated. If you have questions about application process or requirements, please contact

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