For Non-U.S. Nurses

Nursing Jobs in America

U.S. Sponsorship for Canadian Nurses from Onward

If you’re looking to relocate to the U.S. as a registered nurse, Onward Healthcare is the company for you! Over the years, we’ve helped many nurses from Canada connect with quality nursing jobs in America and realize their goal of furthering their nursing careers with a move to the United States.

Starting your New Nurse Career

Our dedicated international nurse recruitment team and immigration specialists are ready to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Here’s a checklist of the major requirements needed to join Onward Healthcare's International Nurse Program:

  • An up-to-date résumé. Getting started is easy! Simply email your resume to and our International Recruitment team will determine if you meet the qualifications to work as a nurse in the United States. Once they review your resume they will contact you and explain the program in further detail, as well as go over the next steps in the process.
  • Completed examinations. To be eligible for your Permanent Residency Visa (Green Card) and ultimately work in America, you must pass the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse) exam. THE NCLEX is a computer-adaptive test of entry-level nursing competence. Passing the exam is required of candidates for licensure as an RN by all U.S. state and territorial Boards of Nursing. You may, however, begin the visa sponsorship process if you have passed your CGFNS (The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) exam, but will still need to eventually take the NCLEX exam. In certain countries, you will also need to have passed either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exams to demonstrate your ability to communicate in English. For more information about these exams, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • Immigration documentation. Upon your acceptance into the program, Onward Healthcare will provide nurse sponsorship for your Permanent Residency Visa (Green Card). A green card will allow you, as well as your spouse and any children under the age of 21, to legally live and work in the United States. As a healthcare professional, you will also need a VisaScreen Certificate which demonstrates that you meet the U.S. government's eligibility standards for foreign healthcare professionals.
  • America Bound! Once you have completed all of the above, you will be eligible to begin your assignment in America! Onward Healthcare has access to one of the largest databases of nursing jobs in the U.S. and we pride ourselves on world class customer service. Our team of recruiters will make every effort to find a job that matches your skills and background while taking into consideration your choice of location and clinical setting.
Upon your arrival, Onward Healthcare will offer an orientation to get you settled into your new country. Our International Recruitment team will guide you through American customs, job etiquette and any other questions you may have. Furthermore, this team will be available to assist you throughout the duration of your time in the U.S. For more information, contact us as 1 (800) 544-7255.
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