Job prospects Independent Practice - Registered Nurse in Saskatchewan

Job opportunities for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) are good in Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan

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 Saskatchewan for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employment in healthcare, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to continue to increase to meet the needs of the aging population and to alleviate existing health inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers.

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

  • Approximately 11,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 76%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 64% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Saskatchewan by economic region.

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

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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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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