Things to Know About Becoming a Registered Nurse in Canada
Regulation of Nurses - Provincial and Territorial Regulatory Bodies
A nurse must hold individual membership in one of the provincial or territorial nursing associations which make up the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) in order to belong to CNA and the International Council of Nurses. The organizations listed above, except those of Ontario and Québec, are all members of CNA.
Nurses in Ontario wishing to belong to CNA should join the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
Those in Québec should join the Yukon Registered Nurses Association or become an associate member of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick.