Job prospects Independent Practice - Registered Nurse in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) are fair in Newfoundland and Labrador over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an independent practice - registered nurse.

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 Newfoundland and Labrador

independent practice - registered nurse
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 outlook for registered nurses reflects fairly stable staffing levels in the public healthcare system. Budgetary pressures are expected to restrain growth prospects for this occupation. As the demand for healthcare increases due to the aging of the population, staffing shortages and forced overtime have become more common.

Here are some key facts about Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 5,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 81%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 83% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 17% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 76% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses work all year, while 24% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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