Make some cold calls to hospitals in the States that you want to go to. Pick a city and google the numbers. I travelled that way and found it quite good to do, some hospitals paid way more relocation than the agency was willing to cough up.
If the US economy is keeping nursing jobs down, Come down to Australia. Your Canadian education transfers over, your registration is quite cheap and there is more than enough work to keep you busy. There are agency jobs down here as well. There are many private hospitals that will keep you employed. Go onto seek.com.au and look for jobs in Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Melbourne. Stay away from South Australia which has a Health Authority that is millions of dollars in debt and it is run by idiots.
If you know of any perioperative nurses.... scrubs, circulators, send them to me... we are desperate here in Newcastle in the private sector for nurses that know their stuff or want to work in great places.
I am a Canadian and with the economy in North America being what it has been for the past 2 years, I have been working in Australia here and apart from the crisis in South Australia, I am loving the climate, the work and the pay in NSW. No longer on 457 visa, went onto Permanent Resident status cuz this place is too good to be true.
PS If you do come down, can you bring me some Shreddies?