Job prospects Independent Practice - Registered Nurse in the West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region
Explore current and future job prospects for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses in the West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region. These trends also apply 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.
We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.
The employment outlook will be fair for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- Several 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 have an impact on growth prospects for this occupation. As the demand for healthcare increases due to the aging of the population, localized staffing shortages and forced overtime have become more common. Available positions for new entrants to nursing are often casual or part-time in nature.
Here are some key facts about Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:
- Approximately 1,070 people work in this occupation.
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 93%
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