Francine immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in the summer of 2012. Before she moved, Francine had graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and had obtained her nursing license in the Philippines. However, Francine’s qualifications from the Philippines didn’t qualify her to work as a nurse in Canada. She has thus worked as a customer service representative at a local pharmacy since immigrating. Last year she had an assessment done with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia to determine what she would need to practice as a nurse. It was determined that Francine needed to complete 4 courses, a practicum placement, and, write the licensing exams for registered nurses. She has completed the 4 courses. In May, Francine will be heading to the Lower Mainland for a 4 month, before writing the licensing exams at end of the year. Francine has been approved for a training loan of $5,171.91 to pay for living expenses during the practicum and to pay for the exam fee and an exam review course.
Francine’s credit file indicates that she has a relatively short credit history and a minimal outstanding credit balance.
The loan will allow Francine to not only earn more and improve her quality of life, but also work at a job about which she is passionate and for which she is qualified.