Job prospects Independent Practice - Registered Nurse in Northwest Territories

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

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Northwest Territories

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

The employment outlook will be good for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) in Northwest Territories for the 2019-2021 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.

Opportunities in this occupation are expected to be strong to meet the growing needs of the territory's aging population.

Here are some key facts about Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62):more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 86% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 14% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 68% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses work all year, while 32% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 32 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    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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