Job prospects Independent Practice - Registered Nurse in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) are good in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

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 Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 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.

Employment growth in this occupation will depend on growing health care needs, particularly health care for the aging population, as well as on government health care priorities. Thus, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses should benefit from the anticipated increase in the demand for healthcare and social services during the 2019-2021 time periods.

Here are some key facts about Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 1,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 59%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 15%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 76% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 24% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 72% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses work all year, while 28% 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 31 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses are self-employed compared to an average of 11% 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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