Job prospects Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) near Port Hawkesbury (NS)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Licensed practical nurses" near Port Hawkesbury (NS) or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Major labour shortage

Over the past few years (2021-2023), there was a major labour shortage for Licensed practical nurses near Port Hawkesbury (NS). There were far more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Licensed practical nurses (NOC 32101) in the Cape Breton region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Licensed practical nurses in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 530 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Licensed practical nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 46%
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 39%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 15%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Licensed practical nurses across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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