Nurse Practitioner Salary Canada

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Average Nurse Practitioner Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Nurse Practitioners.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3152.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: nurse practitioner (NP) and registered nurses in the extended class (NP-primary health care, NP-pediatrics, NP-adult and NP-anesthesia).

Nurse practitioners are independent care providers with a broader scope of practice relative to registered nurses.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $42.12 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $29.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $65,000 – $75,000.

Employment prospects for nurse practitioners are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will continue to be significantly more job openings than the projected number of job seekers for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Nurse Practitioners in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta 24.0440.0047.182014
Edmonton – Alberta 30.0042.1248.562014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 22.0037.0043.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 24.7037.50 41.002014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.8336.0039.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 22.0035.14 40.002014
Toronto – Ontario 23.0038.5045.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 20.4036.0043.752014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 22.83 34.0044.002014
Hamilton/ Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 23.0039.5646.002014
Prince Edward Island 18.6135.00038.462014
Montreal – Quebec 18.6729.0040.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan25.5041.0046.002014


Duties in this occupation include:
›› Providing wellness care, diagnosing and treating minor illnesses and injuries
›› Prescribing drugs
›› Screening for the presence of chronic disease
›› Monitoring patients with stable chronic disease
Number in employment

In 2014, there were over 296,000 head nurses, supervisors and registered nurses working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health, which includes nurse practitioners, is $36.50. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1384, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $72,000.


Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Head Nurses and Supervisors
Licensed Practical Nurses
Midwives/Natural Healing
Registered Nurses

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