Job prospects Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233) are good in Prince Edward Island over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.).

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233) in Prince Edward Island for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

The demand for workers in this occupation will depend on growing health care needs driven by the aging population, growth in immigration, and government health care priorities. Employment prospects are favorable as there continues to be a shortage of workers in the province. Demand for these workers could increase as efforts are made to increase the capacity of long-term care homes, and leverage retirement homes and supportive housing providers to reduce hospital stays. Nursing shortages have limited the ability of some long-term care facilities in the province to operate at full capacity, particularly in rural areas. Stronger demand may occur in nursing homes and within community health care centres that provide ongoing patient care.

Here are some key facts about Licensed practical nurses in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Licensed practical nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 47%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 39%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 13%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 73% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 27% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 74% of licensed practical nurses work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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