Nurse Salary in Canada

Nurse wages in Canada

According to Canada’s Job Bank, in 2016, the median wage for nurses was $36.00/hr.

Salaries for nurses vary by province. In 2016, for example, in Prince Edward Island, registered nurses had the lowest wage  ($19.00/hr) while in Nunavut nurses had the highest wage ($80.53/hr).


REGISTERED NURSES AND REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSES (NOC 3012-A)

Wages ($/hr)

Province/Territory Low Median High
CANADA 22 36 45
Nunavut 39.46 58.3 80.53
Northwest Territories 34.9 52.87 70.8
Yukon 38.68 42.53 49.53
Alberta 24.92 42 48.47
Saskatchewan 25.64 43 47.49
Ontario 22.5 36 45
British Columbia 22 39 43
Newfoundland and Labrador 23.34 38 43
Manitoba 20.25 38 42
Québec 21.5 31.85 40.65
Nova Scotia 22 36 40.05
New Brunswick 22.83 37 40
Prince Edward Island 19 35 39
Source: Job Bank. November 2016*

*Wages are reviewed and updated on the Job Bank Web site on an annual basis.

Registered Nurse Licensing

Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces and territories for this occupation.

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

College of Nurses of Ontario

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

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