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Registration checklist

Here’s everything you need to start booking shifts with Florence as personal support worker, registered nurse, registered practical nurse, or nurse practitioner.

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What you need to register with Florence

You'll need to provide these to find shifts with Florence...

Right-to-work documents

If you’re Canadian: we can accept a Passport, Citizenship Card, or Birth Certificate

If you’re not Canadian: we can accept a Work Permit, Permanent Residency Card, Study Permit, or SIN Number Documentation. If you’re providing a Work Permit or Permanent Residency Card, they cannot be expired.

PSW diploma

The PSW Diploma must include Personal Support Worker on it, must be from an accredited body, and must have the date of completion (month and year).

CNO number (nurses only)

If you are a nurse, we need your 8-digit CNO registration number so that we can check your registration with the CNO. 

Up-to-date Basic Cardiac Life Support/CPR and First Aid

Florence will accept the following:

  • Blended First Aid and BCLS/CPR certificate
  • BCLS, ACLS (or CPR) certificate
  • First Aid certificate

We can accept recertification training from online providers, provided you have uploaded proof of previous in-person training.

Work history / resume

If you’re a PSW: you’ll need at least 6 months of professional experience as a PSW in Canada. This can include your student placement/internship experience.

If you’re a RN or RPN: you’ll need at least 1 year of professional experience as a nurse in Canada. This can include student placement or internship experience.

Professional references

We require two professional references, and they must provide either their professional email address or their CNO number (if they are a nurse).

The person you provide as a reference needs to be someone who has overseen your clinical experience. You can provide an international reference, but you will need to provide a Canadian reference as well.

Immunization records

We collect the following immunization records:

Evidence of immunity or evidence of full dose schedule for: 

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B

Tuberculosis (TB)

  • Proof of a negative 2-step TB skin test within the last 12 months or
  • A 1-step test if you’ve previously tested negative
  • If you’ve previously tested positive for TB, we require chest X-ray results (within the last year) that state you do not have active TB


  • Proof of at least 2 doses of the vaccine

Proof of address

We require a valid proof of address, such as a bank statement, utility bill, Ontario driver’s license, or car insurance.

Vulnerable sector check (VSC)

We collect a VSC in order  to ensure the safety and suitability of working within our partner healthcare organizations.

We require a valid VSC that has been completed within the last year.

Register fast from your phone:

1. Download the app

2. Upload documents and training 

3. Start finding shifts near you

If you have all the above on hand, it should take no longer than 15 minutes to upload.

Once you've finished your application

We'll be in contact with you via phone or email about next steps.

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