Work in Ireland as a Midwife, Mental Health Nurse or Registered General Nurse

All qualified and/or registered midwives in Ghana can work in Ireland by showing proof of their qualification and/or registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana as well as their English language proficiency. To be able to successfully go through the process of living and working in Ireland, one should have completed at least a 3-year programme in their field of study and practised for at least a year, including the rotation period. Applicants must also have a valid Ghana NMC registration certificate and license. For verification purposes, one needs to obtain clearance from the Ghana NMC.

Firstly, the English language requirement must be met, and this requires that applicants write either IELTS or OET. Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in any one module is required. Those who want to take OET must aim at obtaining the nursing module with Grade B in three components and a minimum of C+ in any one component.

After those two conditions are met, you can begin the registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) with the assistance of an Irish-registered recruitment agency. This process takes between two to 30 working days. A decision letter indicating whether or not the candidate is qualified is issued.

In the course of the registration process and/or while the midwife, mental health nurse or registered general nurse awaits the decision of NMBI, the agency could arrange an interview with an employer for them. After successfully passing the interview, the employer files for a work permit for the employee.

The recruitment and sponsorship package from employers will normally include but not limited to visa application fees, flight ticket, one to three month’s accommodation and a relocation package of depending on the contract of the employer. Also, one could get a 2-year contract convertible to a permanent contract is given. A competitive salary scale of €29,346-€45,701 with sponsorship programmes for further education up to masters level.

Kindly contact us if you are interested.

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Work in the UK as a Midwife

First of all, the process involved in migrating to work in the UK as a midwife is no different from what nurses go through. You can read the details of that process here. However, there are a few differences as a result of the relatively lower demand for midwives.


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    1. CBT is not an international examination but a test for the UK NMC only. You do not need it if you want to work in the Republic of Ireland. Note that the Republic of Ireland is a sovereign country and different from Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.

    2. Hi good morning Please am a midwife with 2 years working experience thus including rotation i will like to work in Uk or Canada or Ireland which of the IELTS should i register for?
      Is it ukvi or IELTS ACADEMIC. Also want to work at a hospital

      1. Currently, the offer available for enrolled nurses is to work as carers or associate nurses in the UK.
        Reach us on 0240850600 for details.

  1. Is it only nurses or midwives from Ghana that can work in Ireland what about other African countries like Nigeria?

        1. I am interested. But have an overall band score of 7, and 6.5 in writing and reading. Must I write again?

          1. To work in Ireland as a nurse or midwife, your least band score should be 6.5 in just one of the components. In this case, you will have to write again to meet the requirements.

  2. Can someone work in the UK with only the certificate of the one year rotation as a registered nurse?? .that’s after writing the IELTS and CBT


      By a popular request, our team of seasoned immigration practitioners have put this DIY guide for anyone who wishes to migrate to Canada. One does not need to pay huge sums of money to anyone to go through these processes. Our team has used this procedure to get many qualified persons into Canada in the last few years. You can also do it.

      Below is the 10-step guide with the associated cost that works:

      Step 1a – Take the quiz or assessment to find out if you are eligible.
      Cost: FREE.
      The quiz is simple and you can do it by yourself on this website
      If you have not done a language test before, give yourself a hypothetical test score and fill out your other information. I recommend that you give yourself a test score lower than what you think you may get so you can gauge the amount of room you have to play around with.

      Step 1b – Find out what your work NOC is.
      This is important because you can only claim work history in one NOC, which means that if you’ve jumped around from job description to job description, you will need to choose the one that you have the longest number of consistent years of work. It is okay if you’ve changed jobs, but as long as your jobs have all been in one NOC, they count. Find your NOC here.
      Note: National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a system that classifies jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of job duties, work a person does e.g.; Skill Level A: professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university, such as doctors, dentists, architects, etc.

      Step 2 – Register for the language test – IELTS General, etc
      Cost: 242 USD or 321 CAD (Confirm with your local test administrator) You can check that with us if you are in Ghana. At the time of putting up this article, the cost is 1473 cedis.
      Time Required: 2 weeks to 3 months
      If you are eligible based on the quiz above, the next step is to register for the language test. Everyone applying for Canadian PR has to take a language test to show proficiency in either French or English. You get bonus points if you can prove both. It is recommended that you give yourself enough time to prepare for the language test. For most people, this is the only thing you have in your control. Your age isn’t going to change, your work history won’t change much and you may need a few years to get an additional degree. Find out how you can join our classes here.

      Step 3 – Prepare your documents for WES evaluation.
      Cost: from 230 USD or 305 CAD
      Time Required: 2 months
      Use the time for the IELTS preparation to also prepare your credential evaluation, so you can save time. Everyone who goes to school outside of Canada must go through this process. The Canadian IRCC has a list of certified organizations that can verify your degree and equate it with a Canadian one. The list of organizations can be found here. The most popular one is the WES.

      This is the process:
      1. Register an account with WES here.
      2. Fill out a profile and provide information about your degree(s).
      Make sure every detail is correct and you cross-check a couple of times.
      3. Pay the evaluation fee of 220 CAD and the courier fee of 85 CAD (for them to ship your evaluation back to you). I recommend you pay the 85 CAD courier fee instead of the 7 CAD regular postage fee so that when your evaluation is returned, it is returned speedily and securely and doesn’t get stuck in the local post system.
      4. You will receive a unique WES Number as soon as you pay. Use this number to request the transcript.
      Note: When you put in all your degree details, the WES system will automatically pull out the documents you are required to be sent to them for verification.

      Step 4 – Take your IELTS Test & Get Results.
      Time Required: 7 to 13 Days
      Your speaking test will be on a different date from your writing, reading and listening tests. Give the test your best shot and pick up your results a week or two later.

      Step 5 – Create an Online Express Entry Profile.
      Now that you have your WES evaluation report and your language test results, you are ready to create an Express Entry
      Use to find out what your exact CRS Score will be. This time, you have the actual information and you can tell what your exact score will be. You don’t know what the cut-off score will be but you can check what the cut-off for the last draw was (the week or two weeks before you check) (that way, you have an idea whether you stand a high chance in the pool or not). This profile will close within 60 days of opening it if you do not submit, so try to complete it as soon as you can. You will be asked personal information, work history, test scores, degree details, etc. All these details will add up to give you a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score. Make sure you are truthful and consistent. As soon as you complete and cross-check your Express Entry profile, go ahead and submit it. At this stage, you have officially joined the Express Entry Pool.

      Step 6 – Wait for an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
      Time Required: 1 Day to Indefinite
      Every two weeks, a draw is made from the pool of submitted Express Entry profiles. This draw is done to offer ITAs to candidates. An ITA basically says “you can now begin the official application process for PR”. The exact cut-off score is determined by the number of selections the committee plans to choose from that draw. For example, if they need 3,500 selections from that draw, they pick the highest 3,500 candidates in the pool on that date and the 3500th person’s score becomes the cut-off score. If there is a tie for the 3500th person, they use factors like date and time of submission to break the tie. Just as a guideline, the cut-off scores for January and February 2019 were as follows: 449 (Jan 9), 443 (Jan 23) and 438 (Jan 30). See the full list of cut-off scores here; citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/submit-profile/rounds-invitations/results-previous.html If you are one of the top candidates, you can receive an ITA in the next draw from when you submit your profile. Technically, if you submit your profile today and the draw is tomorrow, you can get an ITA in one day. However, if your score falls short, you can stay in the pull and keep doing other things to improve your score. See a detailed explanation on ways to improve your score while you’re in the Express Entry pool ( After 12 months, if you don’t get selected from the pool, it will expire and you will have to create a new one.

      Step 7 – Apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.
      Cost: 785 USD or 1,040 CAD per adult applicant.
      113 USD or 150 CAD per dependent children.
      Time Required: 6 months.
      Now that you have been invited to apply, you will need to prepare your application and submit all your documents. It is important to note that your fee of 1,040 CAD is split into 550 CAD application fee and 490 CAD rights to permanent residence fee. If you do not successfully get PR, the 490 CAD will be refunded to you. You only have 60 days to complete this application. Documents Required:

      Application Fee (see above)
      Test Results
      Academic Verification Report
      Digital Photographs
      Medical Examination – every country has an approved list of panel physicians who can provide a medical examination.
      Police Certificates – if you have lived in a country for more than 6 months in a row, within the last 10 years, you have to include police reports from each of those countries (including your home country, where you currently live). The cost of obtaining a police certificate will differ based on where you live and where you are requesting one from.
      Passport Biodata Page
      Reference or Experience Work Letter – your former and current employers listed on your Express Entry Profile must all provide letters to prove your work history with them.
      Proof of Funds – you must provide a letter from your bank vouching for the availability of funds required for relocation. These are the amount required for relocation: a) Family Member (you alone): 12,669 CAD b) 2 Family Members: 15,772 CAD c) 3 Family Members: 19,390 CAD d) 4 Family Members: 23,542 CAD e) 5 Family Members: 26,701 CAD f) 6 Family Members: 30,114 CAD g) 7 Family Members: 33,528 CAD h) For each additional family member: 3,414 CAD
      Other Documents – depending on whether you have children, you are divorced, married, and so on, there is a host of other documents required including name change certificate, birth certificate of child(ren), marriage certificate, etc.

      Once you have all your complete documents, you will be able to fill out your application on the portal and upload scanned copies of all your documents. Make sure you follow the guidelines for clarity, size and resolution of all documents.

      Step 8 – Biometrics
      At some point, you may be called to submit your biometrics at a local embassy or VFS.

      Step 9 – Wait and live your life
      According to the IRCC, 80% of all applicants receive a response within 6 months. While you wait, just go about your business and from time to time you can log into your profile to check what stage your application has reached. For some people, it comes in 2 months and for others, it takes 6 months. It doesn’t matter, just keep living your life.

      Step 10 – Receive a PPR – Passport Request email – Ready for Visa
      Once you get this letter, you can send in your passports. Your PR approval will also come with a deadline when you have to enter into Canada or else your PR will be invalidated. This is usually between 6 months to 1 year from the approval. You are ready to go!

      1. Am a midwife in Ghana and interested in the Ireland offer,can you go with your family? I also want to write the IELT or OET where are you located and what is the cost involved?

        1. Hello Karen,
          You can travel with the family. Our offices are in Kumasi and Accra. The IELT and OET exams are 1870 and 2700 cedis respectively. Kindly reach us on 0245444499 for assistance.

          1. Please I am a diploma midwife, done with my rotation last year and started permanent work last month. Do I qualify for this Ireland work? Any WhatsApp number I can chat u on?

  3. Can someone with just a midwifery certificate get a job in Ireland?
    If yes,will the job description only be midwifery services or general???

    Can the person further his/her study while working a midwife?

        1. The type of IELTS test does not depend only on the country, the purpose of the test also influences the appropriate one.
          Feel free to contact 0245444499 for details

        1. Both nurses and midwives have opportunities to work with their respective professional bodies after passing the IELTS examination.

    1. Remember you are a midwife so you cannot practise as a nurse anywhere legally. The only way would be to go for a qualification in nursing.

    2. Hi, please am a diploma Registered MIDWIFE in Ghana. Had overall Ielts band score of 6.5 with 7 in speaking. Can u help me apply for a job anywhere in Europe?

  4. Please do the agencies consider Registered General nurses?
    Bcos i learnt Ireland recruits only Midwives and Mental nurse.
    How true is that?

      1. Am a registered general nurse and currently at working post(working as a nurse in Ghana). I dream to work in Canada as a nurse. Pleas any contact for agent in Ghana?

  5. I am a Psychiatric nurse with 9 years working experience. I have also written the ielts is my overall is 7.0. Please what can be done for me?

  6. I am a nurse with about 2years experience. I have IELTS result. Band 7ovrall, 7S,7.5L, 6.5R AND 6W. I want a move to USA or Ireland

  7. Pls am a midwife in Ghana…am interested…pls can u give mi more details about the IELTS,the registration and more about working at Ireland….and pls is the scholarship for furthering ones education up to the master level true

  8. Please am interested but don’t know how to go about it ,am a registered midwife in Ghana,just finished my mandatory 1year rotation,and yet to be I qualified

    1. You are required to serve for a minimum of five years, however, you can equally gain clearance after rotation by paying off the debt.

    1. Congratulations Gladys on your success. Kindly contact our Work Abroad team on 0240850600 for assistance.

  9. Hello am a registered now done with my national service…i want to work as senior carer in the UK…is it possible please ?

  10. I am a registered midwife nurse trained in Zambia and would like to relocate and join your team. Please facilitate the details through my email below. Thank you.

  11. Am a midwife with a 10 years working experience with a bachelor degree in Midwifery. Do I stand a chance in working in Ireland?

  12. Can a midwife travel to Canada with IELTS?
    I heard midwives don’t have chances to travel international like general nurses.

  13. Helloo
    Please am a midwife with a 3years working experience with good interpersonal relationship…I really want to work with you… kindly permit me a vacancy to exhibit my skill .. please you can update me through 0246706201 thank you

    1. In the article, one to three accommodation is given by the employer.
      Kindly reach us for further details or assistance.

  14. Please I am a registered Midwife and have worked for 5 years now. I just completed my degree program and have the desire to work in Ireland. What process do I have to go through to register and the ilets. Thank you

    1. Our training centers are in Kumasi and Accra.
      We also run online tuition for IELTS.
      You may reach 0245444499 for assistance.

  15. Hello,
    Am a registered community health Nurse (diploma) I would like to work in Ireland as a nurse. Am I eligible to apply with nmbi?

    1. This offer is for Midwives, Mental Health Nurses, and Registered General Nurses.
      However, you have the opportunity to work in the UK.
      Kindly reach our Work abroad on 0240850600 for details.

  16. Pls can my younger sister who is a graduate registered nurse with just a year experience from her rotation migrate to Ireland?May we directions to your office in Accra if your answer is a Yes.

    1. To work in Ireland as a nurse, you are not required to write CBT to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland.

    1. To work abroad with your professional body, you will need to go through the clearance process.
      However, if you are a degree holder you can apply without the purchase of a clearance form.
      You may reach us on 0245444499 for assistance and details.

  17. Please am a student of your end ,I had received my decision letter from NMBI to do an adaptation please I would like to know on how to choose my placement

    1. Hello Mary,
      congratulations on finally receiving your decision letter.
      I hope you have met the minimum bandscore requirements for the IELTS as well?
      If so, kindly contact work abroad for details on the Ireland Job search.
      You can contact them on 0240850600.

  18. Interested but have registered for the IELTS, can I bring the results after passing for assistance?