๐Ÿ”– NNAS: After all the documents submitted how long it takes to get the evaluation results?

Updated 2021

NNASHi Kim. How are you! I got so interested with the conversation you have on this site. My wife used to work as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and she’s already here with me in Canada. She had already her Account for NNAS and she just missing to documents wich is the identity and English proficiency. After all the documents submitted how long it takes to get the evaluation results? Can you Please give us also an idea what are the things we need to do regarding this application. E.

Dear E,

Thank you for your question, and comments. I like, in particular, how you wrote, “I got so interested with the conversations you have on this site.” ย I am reading a book, right now, by Brene Brown. It is called Rising Strong. To me it explains a process I have experienced in my life and one that I see that every IEN must face when challenge with situations with becoming a nurse in Canada, to get up and rise strong after facing a personal challenge that fills oneself with shame: like failing an exam!

Anyhow, as I am reading this book. I feel as though I am having a conversation with Brene. I write comments in the margin, as if speaking to her in person. So, I like how you said that my posts are conversations. They are, indeed. Not only with the person I am writing to, but every other person out there that I have not met, and may never meet, but reads our conversation.

As for the stage your wife is in, many IENs, are in this same position. Mind you, this is why I recommend getting the English Proficiency score BEFORE applying to NNAS. (See: Understanding NNAS) But, there is no harm. It just means:

  • either you have to get the documentation in within the 12 month period, or
  • you will have to pay a fee to keep the file open.

At the end of the day, as I am not affiliated with NNAS, I can not comment about the amount of time for the process, but I can share with you the answer on their website from NNAS FAQ:


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How long does the application process take? +

The application process may take up to 12 months to complete. How long it will take depends on:

1.ย ย ย ย  When NNAS receives all of your required information and acceptable documents.

2.ย ย ย ย  When you have successfully completed a language proficiency test (if required).

3.ย ย ย ย  When your documents have been translated (if needed).

Note:ย Your application will be active forย up toย 12 months. Once you receive your Advisory Report, you can apply to the regulatory body in the province of your choice. You may require more assessments and courses depending on the regulatory body you choose as they each have their own requirements and timelines for registration. It could takeย up to anotherย 12 monthsย for a decision to be made.

(Updated June 2021)

So, I can’t really comment on the process, but if you need help with the English requirements, especially when it comes to the CELBAN: I am here!



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