Job prospects Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Yukon

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 Yukon or Canada.

Job opportunities in Yukon

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
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) in Yukon 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.
  • Employment in healthcare, including long-term care, and social assistance occupations is expected to increase over the forecast period to meet the needs of Yukon's ageing population.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the shortage of health-care workers in the territory. In the second quarter of 2022, nearly six percent of health care and social assistance sector jobs in Canada were vacant (Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, 2022).
  • Labour shortages in health care across the territories will be intensified by upcoming retirements within the workforce.
  • In 2020, Yukon's nursing staff comprised of 14 nurse practitioners and 517 registered nurses (RNs). Of the 517 RNs in Yukon, 50.7 per cent were employed full-time, 35.0 per cent were part-time and 14.3 per cent were casual. Yukon's RNs mainly worked in hospitals (53.6%), followed by community health (28.4%) (Canadian Institute for Health Information 2021).

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

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): more than 95%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 28% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 68% of registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses work all year, while 32% 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 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 11% compared to 50% for all occupations
    • Women: 89% compared to 50% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 24% 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: 34% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 55% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

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