Internationally Educated Nurses

Application package download: Internationally Educated Nurses (Effective April 2021)

Click here to read the IEN Handbook

Click here to review the IEN Application Process

Clinical Competence Assessment

We provide clinical competence assessments (CCA) for applicants in partnership with the University of Manitoba College of Nursing. If you were referred for a CCA, you will receive an email that explains the next steps to book your appointment.

Application Process

Before applying to the College, all internationally educated nurses (IENs) must first apply through the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). NNAS is a national online application service developed by nursing regulatory bodies across Canada.

NNAS is the mandatory first step for any IEN applicant who:

  • is a graduate of a nursing education program outside of Canada
  • has never been registered as a registered nurse anywhere within Canada
  • is currently or has been registered as an RN with the regulatory body in the country where they received their entry-level RN education

For more information about this new first step in the IEN application process, please visit

Applying in Manitoba

After the NNAS advisory report has been generated, you are welcome to submit an application directly to the College. We will assess your application to determine if you are eligible for registration as an RN in Manitoba.


Item Fee (including GST) When?
Application fee (non-refundable)


Due with application
Assessment fee (non-refundable)


Due with application

Payment Options

Currently, fees can be paid via e-transfer, credit card over the phone, or certified cheque or money order sent via Canada Post.

Work will not begin on your application until payment has been received.

Please do not include a credit card number on your application. Once your application has been received, the College will contact you to arrange for payment.

E-transfer *Please see instructions below
Certified cheque or money order By mail
Visa or Mastercard By phone
Visa Debit Online (registration renewal only)

*To pay by e-transfer:

  1. Ensure your completed application form has been submitted to the College.
  2. Create and send the e-transfer to:
  3. If the bank account used to make the e-transfer is listed under a name different from the name on your application, please send a second email to associating the name on your application to the name of the bank account used for the e-transfer. E-transfers which are not followed up with the required identification information will be rejected.

Internationally Educated Nurses in Manitoba Project

The Government of Manitoba has launched an initiative to help provide IENs already in Manitoba with financial assistance for assessment and training costs to support their goal of working in the nursing field. See the news release for more information and access the separate application form

Please note that all questions regarding this program, which is entirely administered by the provincial government, should be directed to the Workforce Division of Manitoba Health and Seniors Care.


Immigration to Manitoba

Health-Care Jobs in Manitoba

Language Proficiency

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses)
    • The College accepts CELBAN test results taken virtually or in a writing center

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