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With twelve hospitals and various programs in mental health, primary care and community care, we offer a variety of nursing and speciality nursing careers across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in British Columbia.
Internationally Educated Nurses

We are hiring Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) trained outside of Canada! Come work with us.

A new simpler, expedited process, including financial assistance and other supports are now available to IENs looking to bring their talents and expertise to Fraser Health. 

Fraser Health works in partnership with Health Match BC to recruit internationally educated nurses.

Are You a
Specialized Registered Nurse?
Learn more about our 100% tuition and wages sponsorship
Not a specialty nurse yet?

Specialty Nursing Education Sponsorship

Fraser Health sponsorship provides 100% tuition and wages.

Fraser Health offers Specialty Nursing Education Sponsorship to selected applicants as part of our ongoing shared responsibility for professional development and safe, competent ethical care.

Upon successful completion, you will be offered either a regular full-time or part-time position in an existing vacancy in one of the following specialty areas: Emergency, Critical Care (ICU, PACU, CSICU), High Acuity, Neonatal, Perinatal, Perioperative, Renal.


We offer specialty nursing education sponsorship to new applicants, including new graduate registered nurses, or currently employed registered nurses.

For application process questions, contact us at or Apply Now.

You are eligible for sponsorship if you meet the following criteria:

  • Current CPR certification
  • Recent acute care experience (1 - 2 years)
  • 8 to 17 weeks education commitment (depending on program)
  • References from your current employment
  • No previous sponsorship within the last 2 years
  • Commitment to Fraser Health employment for a minimum of 18 months

For sponsorship questions, contact Fraser Health Professional Practice at

Jenna, ICU RN

Why did you choose Critical Care Nursing Specialty Education? It was the complexity of the patients – that’s what drove me into nursing. I worked surgical for four years and I always found myself enjoying it most when I was taking care of really sick patients. And what I liked about it was critical thinking and figuring out what’s going on, working with the doctors, putting the pieces together and eventually a lot of those patients would go to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and that’s what drove me to ICU. 

What advice would you give to those who are considering Intensive Care Unit Education? Do a shadow day and say, “Am I able to be in a one-on-one area of care?” It’s very intense and very detailed. You learn so much information and it is so condensed so you have to be prepared for that and just know that it will be your life for seven months. But at the same time, it is very enjoyable. 

What is it like now that you are working in the Intensive Care Unit? It was like “this is it”. It’s go-go-go… It’s actually been really good. Huge learning curve, but so far so good. I have a great mentor and lots of guidance. Tons of new stuff… I think sometimes I just step back and say, “Am I really doing this?”, but I love it and I know this is where I am meant to be in regards to my career.
Gain paid, practical job experience before you graduate with our Practice Start Program.
Employed Student Nurse (ESN) Program

Employed Student Nurses

Fraser Health supports undergraduate nursing students enrolled in an approved BC Nursing Program (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, RPN Diploma Program, and post baccalaureate nursing program) with an employment opportunity to gain paid practical job experience before graduation.

Employed Student Nurses (ESN) and Employed Student Psychiatric Nurses (ESPN) are hired as supernumerary casual employees to allow them the flexibility to work around their school schedule. Upon successful completion of registration requirements with BCCNM, ESNs/ESPNs can be allocated up to 400 hours each fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). 

Our posting goes up in November for the following fiscal year. Nursing schools are notified once the posting goes live.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to create your profile
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The Talent Acquisition department will send notifications to nursing schools when we post the ESN posting on the FH Careers website. The schools generally share this information with their students.
Once you have applied to the ESN posting, your application is reviewed by the Employed Student Nurse team.

You must meet the following requirements in order for your application to be considered further:
  • Continuous enrollment in good standing in a BC nursing education program.
  • Completion of 2nd or 3rd year.
  • One positive reference or Clinical Evaluation/Summary/Practice Appraisal form completed by your most recent Preceptor or Clinical Instructor.
  1. ESN applies to FH ESN posting on FH Careers website
  2. Application/reference forms sent to eligible ESNs
  3. Talent Acquisition will review all applications, and match applicants based on Manager need
  4. ESN notified of match & invited to hiring fair or on site interview
  5. ESN will need to apply to BCCNM to start the employed student registration process prior to being interviewed
  6. ESN interviewed by manager (or delegate) and if successful, they are hired
  7. ESN completes the registration process with BCCNM. You need to have your BCCNM Practicing Employed Student status prior to your 1st day as an ESN/ESPN at Fraser Health (including orientation or other education requirements).
You will be eligible to renew your hours for the next fiscal intake depending on your program completion date. Graduating students are encouraged to apply to our New Graduate Program and will be eligible to apply their earned seniority towards their first job with us!

Hear what nurses are saying about their experience working with Fraser Health.

Are you an undergraduate or a new graduate from a Canadian registered nursing or registered psychiatric nursing program?
Are you a new graduate?

New Graduates

Our practice start program supports undergraduate and new graduate nurses as they begin their transition to become skilled registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses.

Nursing Practice Start Program

With our practice start program, you will be warmly welcomed and supported in establishing your new nursing career in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley, British Columbia. The program:

  • Offers mentorship and learning labs that focus on critical decision-making
  • Provides new graduate networking opportunities
  • Consolidates practice and benefits from a supportive clinical environment, receiving both educational and interdisciplinary experiences
Learn more about the New Graduate Practice Transition Program

Watch our video below to explore more and apply for

New Graduate Nurse opportunities.

Loan Forgiveness Program and Other Courses

Hope, BC is designated as an ‘under-served rural or remote community’ by the Canada Student Loan forgiveness through the Government of Canada.

If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), or Nurse Practitioner, you could receive up to $20,000 in Canada Student Loan forgiveness over a maximum of five (5) years ($4,000 per year).

You may work for multiple employers during the 12-month period as long as you complete at least 400 hours total of in-person service in an under-served rural or remote community such as Hope.
Did you know about the New Graduate program by Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Of British Columbia?

The program is a 7.5-hour course for new nursing graduates (within the first two years of practice) of all designations (LPN, NP, RN, RPN).

More about the course.
A 1-hour course for registered nurses working in cardiac monitored areas.
Learn more about the education course and compentency