Job prospects Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Saskatchewan
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 Saskatchewan or Canada.
Job opportunities in Saskatchewan
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
The employment outlook will be very good for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) in Saskatchewan for the 2022-2024 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.
What are the main trends affecting employment?
- An aging population will create a greater demand on the healthcare system.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of healthcare workers.
- A backlog of medical procedures and patient care needs due to the pandemic.
Investments in new hospitals in Prince Albert and Weyburn.
Increasing investments in mental health services.
Saskatchewan's 2022-23 Budget invests $470.0 million into mental health and addictions programs and services, representing an increase of nearly 2% over the last budget to increase counselling, treatments and proactive prevention measures.
Here are some key facts about Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses in Saskatchewan:
- Approximately 12,100 people work in this occupation.
- Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 82%
- Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 9%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 5%
- 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.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 7% compared to 53% for all occupations
- Women: 93% compared to 47% 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 32% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 39% compared to 22% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 53% compared to 15% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Saskatchewan by economic region.
|Prince Albert Region|
|Regina–Moose Mountain Region|
|Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region|
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