CNA Nurses - Mentorship Program

Call for CNA nurses: we need your experience!

The CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) has asked CNA to participate in a (pilot) mentorship initiative for IENs who are approved for entry into Canada.

CARE’s PASS (pre-arrival supports and services) program, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, helps to speed up IENs’ professional registration and employment.

CNA’s role in the PASS project is to find Canadian CNA nurses who’d be willing to act as IEN mentors. To qualify for mentoring, IENs must be nursing school graduates and have federal government confirmation of their immigration status.

If you’d like to become a CNA PASS mentor, your commitment is that you will:

  • Participate in two one-hour webinars and two 30-minute self-learning modules
  • Connect via e-mail or Skype with an IEN:
    • at least three times (for those arriving within six weeks)
    • at least four times (for those arriving within eight weeks)
    • at least five times (for those arriving within ten weeks)
    • at least once for those now in Canada (within four to six weeks of their arrival)
  • Complete an evaluation of the CNA PASS program
  • Commit to a one-year term (with the potential for renewal)

We’re including our Application to Serve form with the hope you will join us as a CNA PASS mentor. More details on the program are outlined in the Terms and Conditions sheet (attached).

Please complete and return the application form by Monday, June 27, 2016, in one of three ways:

  1. E-mail a pdf version to Margarita Pardo at
  2. Fax the form to (613) 237-3520
  3. Call Margarita, at (613) 237-2159, ext. 363, who will complete the form on your behalf

Thanking you in advance for your willingness to be a mentor!


Anne Sutherland Boal, RN, BA, MHSA
Chief Executive Officer                       
Canadian Nurses Association     

Sue VanDeVelde-Coke, RN, MBA, PhD
Executive Director
CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses