Job requirements Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.) in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of a vocational, college or other approved program for licensed practical nurses is required.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces and territories.
  • Completion of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination is required in all provinces and territories except Quebec.
  • Operating room technicians require either additional academic training in operating room techniques or on-the-job training.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional regulation and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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