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A Statistics Canada report found that 67% of Filipino nursing graduates in Canada are overqualified for their work. Nurses have to be licensed as ‘nurses’ in their country of origin in order to be recognized as nurses in Canada otherwise, they have to start their schooling over in Canada. Saskatchewan is one of the provinces suffering a lot from the shortage of nurses. Yet, internationally trained nurses face many obstacles. It usually takes six years to get accredited as a nurse by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA). The association encourages all nurses not to give up and become registered nurses