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

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 Canada.

Job opportunities over the next 3 years

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

Breakdown by province and territory

Explore future job prospects by province and territory.


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Location Job prospects
Newfoundland and Labrador Very good
Prince Edward Island Very good
Nova Scotia Very good
New Brunswick Very good
Quebec Good
Ontario Very good
Manitoba Very good
Saskatchewan Very good
Alberta Very good
British Columbia Very good
Yukon Territory Good
Northwest Territories Very good
Nunavut Very good
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