Job prospects Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Newfoundland and Labrador

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "registered nurse (R.N.)" was moved from the group Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) to the group Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 31301).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "registered nurse (R.N.)" in Newfoundland and Labrador or Canada.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

registered nurse (R.N.)
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2022-2024 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.

As the demand for healthcare increases due to the aging of the population, staffing shortages and forced overtime have become more common. A considerable number of vacancies exist for this occupation throughout the province.

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

  • Approximately 6,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 88%
  • 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.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 7% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 93% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 44% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 50% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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