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Are you ready to be part of something exciting and impactful? Join us as a sponsor for our upcoming virtual Canadian nursing event!

Our event promises to be an engaging and fun-filled experience for all attendees, featuring expert speakers, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities galore. As a sponsor, you'll have the chance to showcase your brand to a dynamic and diverse audience of healthcare professionals from across Canada.

But it's not all business - we're all about having fun too! With exciting giveaways, contests, and virtual social events, our event is the perfect opportunity to engage with your target audience in a fun and meaningful way.

We offer a range of customizable sponsorship options to fit your needs, whether you're looking to increase brand awareness, generate leads, or strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. So why not join us and be part of something special?

Let's work together to create a memorable and impactful event for healthcare professionals across Canada. Contact us today to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how we can make this event a success together!

Agendaof the virtual event schedule


May 25, 2023 09:00

Canadian Travel Nurse Expo Kickoff

Welcome to the first ever Canadian Travel Nurse (CTN) Expo, the ultimate gathering for healthcare professionals seeking travel opportunities in Canada! This exciting event brings together nurses, recruiters, and industry leaders in one place to explore the incredible world of travel nursing. Immerse yourself in a virtual environment filled with interactive booths, informative sessions, and networking opportunities. Discover the latest trends, gain valuable insights, and connect with experts who can help shape your travel nursing career. Get ready to embark on a remarkable journey of adventure, growth, and endless possibilities at the 2023 CTN Expo!


  • Meet & Greet
  • Update User Profile
  • CTN Expo Walkthrough
  • Day 1 Kickoff
  • Spotlight - Mark Hernandez


Hear about the travel nursing journey of Mark Hernandez, the founder of the Canadian Travel Nurse Facebook Group.

May 25, 2023 11:00

Expedited Licensure for Nurses in Designated Jurisdictions: The NSCN Process

NSCN's new expedited licensure process for international registered nurses currently licensed in good standing in the Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia or New Zealand who are seeking to practice nursing in Nova Scotia is now available. Interested in applying or have a question? Please click here to learn more:

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Jennifer Best, BScN, RN, MN, FRE
Nova Scotia College of Nursing

May 25, 2023 12:00

Networking Session

Join us for an engaging networking session at the CTN Expo! Connect with fellow travel nurses, recruiters, and industry professionals in a dynamic and interactive virtual environment. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and forge valuable connections with like-minded individuals who are passionate about travel nursing. Expand your professional network, gain valuable insights, and discover new opportunities in the world of travel nursing. Don't miss this chance to connect, collaborate, and build lasting relationships.

May 25, 2023 13:00

Ask Me Anything Session with Tiffany Hordyk

Speaker: Tiffany Hordyk, BScN, RN, MSN, CEN, RN First Call

Tiffany is an ER trained and RN first call certified RN from BC with a MSN in nursing education. She has been travel nursing full time for the past four years working in Emergency departments in urban, rural and remote hospitals in BC and Nova Scotia, and remote practice settings in remote indigenous communities in BC. Tiffany is all about working hard and playing tourist while on contract and loves to collect fun experiences and a robust list of foodie must-tries. Tiffany’s number one advice for new and aspiring travel nurses is that nursing is the same, just the protocols and where things are found is what’s different from place to place, so just do it.

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Tiffany Hordyk

May 25, 2023 14:00

Stories, Stress Management, Self-Care and Social Determinants of Health

The pandemic, the climate crisis, the economy, war, injustice, unrest, uncertainty – it’s a lot to cope with and we can all use support sometimes. More and more, we’re hearing and talking about wellness, mindfulness, therapy, stress management and self-care. While taking luxurious baths can feel great, self-care goes far beyond that. Self-care is quite literally taking care of yourself. Your whole self. Join CMHA for stories and strategies around what we all need to be our best selves.

About CMHA:

Founded in 1918, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive. We identify and respond to Canada’s most pressing mental health priorities. At the national level, we push for nationwide system and social change. At the community level, more than a million people in Canada rely on CMHA’s extensive grassroots presence for mental health programs and services.

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Erin Terwissen
Canadian Mental Health Association

May 25, 2023 15:00

Sympatico Medical Solutions - Agency Info Session

At Sympatico Med, we recognize the importance of balance between work and lifestyle. We are here to offer you support and guidance through all steps from onboarding to securing assignments and any additional support while on assignment. Working with us may be your opportunity to have a career that you don’t need a vacation from.

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Angie Jurista
Sympatico Medical Solutions Inc.

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Kimberly Kidson
Sympatico Medical Solutions Inc.

May 25, 2023 16:00

Alberta North Zone Locum Program with AHS

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta. We are dedicated to building a provincial healthcare system that is high quality, sustainable, and accessible to all. Whether you are a front-line professional or give support behind the scenes, there's a place for you here. Join a team of skilled and dedicated professionals who believe in our shared values and who deliver meaningful care to patients every day, all across the province.

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Kim McGlynn
Alberta Health Services

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Nicole Rashidian
Alberta Health Services

May 25, 2023 17:00

CTN Expo Day 1 Wrap Up

As we wrap up an exhilarating Day 1 of the Canadian Travel Nurse Expo, we reflect on the wealth of knowledge, connections, and inspiration that filled the virtual halls. From insightful virtual sessions to engaging networking sessions, attendees immersed themselves in the world of travel nursing in Canada. Exhibitors showcased exciting opportunities, and participants engaged in meaningful conversations, gathering valuable insights to fuel their careers. Day 1 of the expo set the stage for a remarkable journey of exploration and growth. As we eagerly look forward to Day 2, we invite you to carry the momentum and continue your quest for adventure and professional advancement in the dynamic field of travel nursing. 

May 26, 2023 09:00

Canadian Travel Nurse Expo: Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Kickoff

Relive the highlights of an incredible first day at the CTN Expo! From inspiring talks to informative Ask Me Anything sessions, our attendees have already gained valuable insights into the world of travel nursing in Canada. Catch up on the key takeaways, memorable moments, and exciting discussions that took place on day 1 and get ready for another action-packed day at the Canadian Travel Nurse Expo! 

May 26, 2023 10:00

An Overview of OptiCare Training Centre Inc. - What We Bring to the Table for Nurses

OptiCare Training Centre Inc. was founded in 2021 by Willard Amper, a Registered Nurse, and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. OptiCare specializes in providing clinical education through courses, workshops, and conferences to healthcare professionals at the local and national level. With over 30 years of nursing experience, Willard has taught numerous courses and workshops. OptiCare prides itself in the quality of education and training provided and is committed to deliver relevant and up-to-date continuing education.

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Carmela Manlapig
OptiCare Training Centre

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Nicole Almendral

May 26, 2023 11:00

Common Tax Issues for Travel Nurses

Brunning & Company is a CPA firm that specializes in increasing their clients cash flow.

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Shannon Brunning CPA, CA
Brunning & Company

May 26, 2023 12:00

Networking Session

Join us for an engaging networking session at the CTN Expo! Connect with fellow travel nurses, recruiters, and industry professionals in a dynamic and interactive virtual environment. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and forge valuable connections with like-minded individuals who are passionate about travel nursing. Expand your professional network, gain valuable insights, and discover new opportunities in the world of travel nursing. Don't miss this chance to connect, collaborate, and build lasting relationships.

May 26, 2023 13:00

Working with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering care to more than one million B.C. residents living in Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care across the full continuum in areas including public health, primary care, acute services, community-based long-term care and home health, mental health, substance use, and research.

We are an organization fully committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with the robust resources of more than 27,000 staff, 3,200 medical staff, 13 hospitals, 55 long-term care and assisted living sites, a number of urgent primary care centres, 17 community health centres and over $4 billion in operational funding.

Come for the job. Stay for the team. https://careers.vch.ca/

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Jennifer Chia
Vancouver Coastal Health

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Nicole Larosa
Vancouver Coastal Health

May 26, 2023 14:00

Canadian Travel Nurse Expo Closing

Join us for the grand finale of the Canadian Travel Nurse Expo as we conclude two days filled with inspiration, connections, and invaluable insights. In this virtual session, we bring together the collective wisdom and experiences gained throughout the event. Reflect on the knowledge shared, the connections made, and the opportunities discovered during the expo. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, celebrate the achievements of attendees, and set your sights on the exciting future that lies ahead. The closing session of the Canadian Travel Nurse Expo is a moment of celebration, empowerment, and motivation as we bid farewell, armed with the tools and connections to embark on our travel nursing journeys with confidence.


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3 Territories

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Whyshould I attend? top reasons

  • Connect with the Best: Attendees will have exclusive access to top travel nursing agencies from across Canada and the world, all in one place. This is a unique opportunity to discover new job opportunities and learn about the benefits of working with different agencies.
  • Learn from the Best: Our event will feature a range of educational sessions and workshops designed to help attendees develop new skills and enhance their knowledge. Whether you're looking to advance your career or simply stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in travel nursing, our sessions and workshops will offer valuable insights and information.
  • Network with the Best: With attendees from all corners of the industry, our virtual event provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with other travel nurses, recruiters, healthcare organizations, and vendors. Attendees can network with like-minded professionals, expand their professional circle, and even make new friends.
  • Advance Your Career: Whether attendees are looking to switch to travel nursing, move up the career ladder, or simply gain new skills, our event provides the perfect platform to help them achieve their career goals. Attendees can connect with recruiters, discover new job opportunities, and learn from industry experts.
  • Have Fun and Give Back: Our event is not all about work. We've planned a range of fun and engaging activities that will help attendees relax, have fun, and recharge their batteries. From virtual happy hours to trivia contests, we've got something for everyone. Plus, by attending the event, you'll also be supporting a great cause – a portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association to support frontline heroes who went through during the pandemic.
  • Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with the travel nursing community, enhance your career, and support a great cause. Join us at the 2023 Canadian Travel Nursing Virtual Expo Event! Overall, the 2023 Canadian Travel Nursing Virtual Expo Event promises to be a dynamic and informative event that attendees won't want to miss. With something for everyone, this virtual event is the perfect opportunity to connect, learn, and grow within the travel nursing industry.

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The event supports CMHA. Net Proceeds of the Registration will go towards donation to Canadian Mental Health Association.

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Yes, you’ll need to fill out our registration form to gain access to the event. Please fill in the registration form with some basic information to get started.
The information you provide upon registration will only be used to establish you as a user on the platform and to create your login credentials. It will not be used for any other purposes.
Yes, the vFairs platform is compatible with any computer or mobile device and any browser.
The 2023 Canadian Travel Nursing Virtual Expo is an online event for nurses who are interested in travel nursing. This event provides an opportunity for nurses to learn more about the industry, connect with recruiters and travel nursing agencies, and discover new job opportunities.
The event is scheduled to take place on May 25 & 26.
You can register for the event on our website www.travelnurseexpo.com
Simply fill out the registration form with your personal and professional information, select the sessions you wish to attend, and complete your payment.
The cost to attend the event is $29.99 for Early Bird, $49.99 for the Regular Price. This fee gives you access to all of the sessions, virtual exhibitor booths, and networking opportunities.
Net proceeds of the registration will be donated to Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) towards funding for support for Healthcare Heroes during Pandemic.
We will have a variety of sessions available at the event, including keynote speeches from industry leaders, panel discussions with experienced travel nurses, and informational sessions on topics such as licensing requirements, housing options, and compensation packages.
Yes! The event will feature virtual exhibitor booths where you can chat with recruiters and representatives from travel nursing agencies.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about job opportunities and ask any questions you may have.
Yes, all sessions will be recorded and available for attendees to watch on-demand after the event.
Once you register for the event, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the event platform. This will include a link to the platform and your login credentials.
If you experience technical difficulties during the event, please reach out to our technical support team for assistance.
We will have staff available to help troubleshoot any issues you may encounter
There is no specific dress code for the event, but we recommend dressing professionally if you plan to network with recruiters and travel nursing agencies.

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