Explore Careers - Job Market Report

Report Header

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses  (NOC 3012)
Toronto Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

National Outlook ' 10-Year Projection (2015-2024)

This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2015-2024 period.

Occupational outlook

SHORTAGE: This occupational group is expected to face labour shortage conditions over the period of 2019-2028 at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.

This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2015-2024 period.

Table on the demographic profile for your chosen occupation at the national level.
Employment in 2014 314,300
Median Age of workers in 2014 41
Average Retirement Age in 2014 61

Occupation Projection for Canada

In order to determine the expected outlook of an occupation, the magnitude of the difference between the projected total numbers of new job seekers and job openings over the whole projection period (2019-2028) is analyzed in conjunction with an assessment of labour market conditions in recent years. The intention is to determine if recent labour market conditions (surplus, balance or shortage) are expected to persist or change over the period 2019-2028. For instance, if the analysis of key labour market indicators suggests that the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings (a shortage of workers) in an occupational group in recent years, the projections are used to assess if this situation will continue over the projection period or if the occupation will move towards balanced conditions.

The analysis of key labour market indicators such as job vacancies and employment growth as well as the unemployment rate suggests that the number of job openings exceeded substantially the number of job seekers in this occupational group over the 2016-2018 period.

For Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 191,100 , while 154,600 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.

The labour shortage conditions seen in recent years is expected to persist into the 2019-2028 period, and could even become more acute as the projected number of job openings is expected to be substantially larger than the projected number of job seekers over that period.

This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.

Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Openings Seekers
Projection 191,100 154,600
Table of job opening projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Openings %
Expansion Demand 102,800 54%
Retirements 72,500 38%
Other Replacement Demand 8,100 4%
Emigration 7,800 4%
Projected Job Openings 191,100 100%
Table of job seeker projections for the occupational group containing your chosen occupation.
Category Seekers %
School Leavers 122,400 79%
Immigration 16,700 11%
Other 15,500 10%
Projected Job Seekers 154,600 100%

In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?

This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.

This table shows the industry sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
Industry / Sector %
Health care and social assistance 93.82

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

The data from the Labour Force Survey (2015) regarding the proportion of people in this occupation who were self-employed are not sufficiently reliable to be published.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, 78% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), in Canada, women represented 93% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

This occupation (Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses) is part of a larger group called Professional occupations in nursing (NOC 301). According to the Labour Force Survey (2015), in Canada, the unionization rate for this group was 83%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.

Please consult the Toronto Region and Ontario tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
Date modified: