Getting Started - Maritime Canada

​​Getting Referred

In Maritime Canada, NCAS provides a competency assessment for registered nurses seeking licensure in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and/or Prince Edward Island, and​ licensed practical nurses seeking licensure in Nova Scotia only. ​

The NCAS process in Maritime Canada begins with a referral from one of our community stakeholders listed below:

Your referral must come to NCAS directly from the regulatory college listed above. NCAS does not accept referrals from candidates themselves.  Each regulatory college has unique requirements you must fulfil to be referred to NCAS.  For instance, you may be asked to submit an Academic Credential Assessment report from a registered credential assessment agency like the National Nursing Assessment Service.  Please contact the appropriate regulatory college directly to learn about referral requirements for NCAS.

What happens after the referral?

Once we have received a referral directly from the regulatory college, you will receive an email from NCAS confirming your referral.  Click here to learn How it Works.​​​​