Jignesh Joshi, RN, Supervisor, Red Cross Care Partners, IEN from India

I came to Canada in May, 2010. I wanted to come for the stability and safety, the financial opportunities. It’s a better, more peaceful country to live in. I love snow – at least I did in the beginning! In India, nurses don’t get the kind of respect they deserve for all the work they do. My wife and I knew no one in Canada when we moved. We had to do everything ourselves. People ask for experience, for references, how can a newcomer give these? CARE Centre gives you moral support; you really feel they have your back. If you have questions, they have answers. They can direct you in the appropriate manner. CARE Centre’s experienced professionals have so much knowledge. The clinical workshops really help. We’re all nurses, but practice can be quite different. Nursing is my passion. This is what I want to do.