NURSES SALARY IN CANADA

NURSES SALARY IN CANADA – Based on Grade and Experience

Canada comparatively offers good salary for nurses than most of the countries in the world. In Canada, nurses get approximately ~ $79,050 (CAD) per year or ~ $41.50 (CAD) per hour. Nurse’s salary in Canada depends on the location (Province/Territory) they work in Canada, the experience they possess and the grade they hold in their respective roles.

Nursing Designation in Canada

In Canada, nursing designation is categorized by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Registered Nurses (RN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP). These nursing personnel work in hospital, Community Health, Long-term care and other. Apart from Registered Psychiatric Nurses all other nurses can do registration in all 13 provinces and territories. Registered Psychiatric Nurses registration can be done only in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon. Entry level education will differ for each designation, for example, Licensed Practical Nurses need Diploma, and Registered Psychiatric Nurses require Baccalaureate or diploma, Registered Nurses (Baccalaureate) and Nurse’s Practitioners (Master Degree).

Registration Examination for Different Designations

Licensed Practical Nurses – Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)

Registered Psychiatric Nurses – Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia)

Registered Nurses – National Council Licensure Examination for RNs (NCLEX-RN)

Nurse Practitioners – Different exams is conducted in healthcare settings (Primary Health Care/Family, Pediatrics, Adult). For example, primary health care – Canadian Nurse Practitioner Exam, pediatrics – Pediatrics Nursing Certification board nurse practitioner exam, adult – various exams conducted in adult care.

Province/Territory in Canada (Highest to Lowest Paid Wages) Approximately

Alberta

Northwest Territories

British Columbia

Saskatchewan

Ontario

Nova Scotia

Quebec

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Yukon

Manitoba

Prince Edward Island

Alberta and Northwest Territories offers good salary (highest) than the other province, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island has lowest-paid wages.

Nurses Salary Based on Grade/Experience (CAD)

Nurse’s salary depends on their grade, experience and specialty. Fresher or entry level nurses earn ~$42,840 CAD per annum; with good experience a nurse can get ~$96,434 per annum; Licensed Practical Nurse get ~$55,620 and Specialty nurse with good experience earn more than $1,00,000 CAD per annum.

Fresher (Entry Level) = ~ $42,840 per annum

Registered Nurse (RN) = ~$82,730 per annum

Experienced = ~$96,434 per annum

Most Qualified and Experienced = more than $1, 00,000 per annum

Canadian Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) = ~$55,620

Personal Support Workers = ~$38,030

Students = 20 $ to 30 $ per hour

Salary Based on Province, Grade and Experience in Canada (CAD)

Province Highest hourly wage Lowest hourly wage Average nursing salary

Alberta $55.93 (Clinical Nurse Specialist with 9 years’ experience) $27.68 (undergraduate nurse) $94,422

British Columbia $53.14 (Level 6, or an RN or RPN working for over 9 years) $27.20 (Level 1, or an LPN working for 1 year or less) $78,456
Manitoba $67.13 (weekend worker, Class 5 with over 20 years’ experience) $30.58 (LPN in early career) $41,396
New Brunswick $52.21 (Class D Registered Nurse with experience level F) $31.32 (Class A RN starting out or a graduate nurse) $69,030
Newfoundland and Labrador $56.50 (class 37 Nurse Specialist with Level 6 experience) $31.82 (unregistered or student nurse) $78,045
Nova Scotia $55.47 (specialty or primary health NPs with over 25 years’ experience) $20.15 (LPN or Graduate Practical Nurse starting out) $81,560
Ontario $46.11 (nurses working for over 25 years) $32.21 (RNs just starting out; excluding overtime/weekend/ holiday premiums) $76,450
Prince Edward Island $56.38 (NP with over 25 years’ experience) $32.48 (Level 1 RN in early career) $65,345
Quebec $53.49 (specialty NP with at least 18 years’ experience) $20.73 (child or baby nurses just starting out) $67,795
Saskatchewan $58.69 (Step 5 Nurse Practitioner) $31.07 (unlicensed grads) $78,420
Northwest Territories  Nurse Practitioner –            $103,590
Nunavut  Nurse Practitioner –            $24,890
Yukon  Nurse Practitioner –            $88,910

Registered Nurses Salary in Different Province in Canada (CAD)

Registered Nurses are entitled to work in all 13 province and territories, depending on their location of province, the salary differs. For example, urban location gets more wages than rural places.

(AB) Alberta $94,322
(BC) British Columbia $78,546
(ON) Ontario $76,362
(MB) Manitoba $41,396
(NB) New Brunswick $72,053
(NL) Newfoundland and Labrador $78,059
(NS) Nova Scotia $81,896
(PEI) Prince Edward Island $69,713
(SK) Saskatchewan $91,640
(NT) Northwest Territories $94,107
(NU) Nunavut $94,322
(YT) Yukon $88,869

Most Qualified and Experienced Nurses Salary in Canada (CAD)

This designation is given to the nurses who has specialized qualification with education, experience and examination. Depend on their designation, the salary will be varied.

  • Nursing Manager – $86k per year
  • Certified Nurse Midwife – $117k per year
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) – $95k per year
  • Forensic Nurse – $82k per year
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist –$77k per year
  • Clinical Research Manager –$91k per year
  • Nurse Educator – $93k per year
  • Clinical Nurse – $89,690 per year
  • Registered Health Nurse – $81,362
  • Operating Room Nurse – $80,590
  • Community Health Nurse – $80,420
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse – $80,650
  • Psychiatric Nurse – $80,200
  • Case Manager – $72,250
  • DON – $35,400

NURSES SALARY IN CANADA – Based on Grade and Experience
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