Christian Health Care CenterAre you an RN or LPN looking for work in The United States? If so, there is a great opportunity for meaningful, long-term employment right across the border in Lynden, WA.

Christian Health Care Center operates a healthcare campus — including skilled nursing, rehabilitation and adult day health — in Whatcom County. We have been an important part of the community since 1956 and we’re often looking for friendly, compassionate individuals to join our professional nursing team.

Nurses at CHCC currently have an option to work either 8 or 12-hour shifts. Working three 12-hour shifts per week is a great way for those commuting or splitting their time between the States and Canada.

Obtaining legal work status in the States is possible! Thanks to Treaty NAFTA (TN), Canadian citizens with a passport who are Registered Nurses (and licensed in WA) are eligible to work in the United States.

Canadian nurses wishing to obtain TN status first need to have a job offer by an American employer. The employer provides an offer letter that includes the job description and terms of employment. Nurses need to have all of their relevant academic and degree paperwork and information regarding previous jobs to prove that they qualify for TN status.

Applicants must apply for TN status at a Class A port of entry. You can find a Washington State list here. At the port of entry, the offer letter, background documentation and passport are presented. The government charges a nominal fee to process information. Once approved, TN status can last for up to three years.

Because Christian Health Care Center is in Lynden, WA (a rural community just south of Aldergrove and Abbotsford, BC, commuting from Canada can be a breeze, especially if you have a Nexus card.

Nexus cards allow people to bypass border wait lines, making commutes even quicker.  The fee for a Nexus pass is nominal – learn about eligibility through this link then apply online or download a paper application and mail it in with the processing fee.

If you are a Canadian RN or LPN looking for work near Bellingham, WA, please take a look at our current employment opportunities and apply online or contact our human resources department to learn more.

Find the work you’ve been looking for right here in the United States!