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 3124.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: nurse practitioner (NP), nurse – midwife 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 Alberta at $55.70 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $80,000 – $110,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 50.43 55.70 55.76 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 50.43 55.70 55.76 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia(3) 22.86 50.00 60.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(1) 19.80 46.00 57.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 34.00 45.00 51.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 34.00 45.00 51.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 23.08 50.00 60.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 23.08 50.00 60.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 18.00 50.00 73.00 2018
Hamilton/ Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 23.08 50.00 60.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 22.86 50.00 60.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec(3) 22.86 50.00 60.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 22.86 50.00 60.00 2018


Duties for nurse practitioners 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
Duties for midwives include:
›› Midwives provide care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period.
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes nurse practitioners and midwives, is $43.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,600, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $83,000.


Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply 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

2 thoughts on “Nurse Practitioner Salary Canada”

  1. I am a Canadian citizen “born abroad” in the USA. I have my Citizenship card in my maiden name (reflecting my Canadian father’s surname), and have been an AMCB (American Midwifery Certification Board) certified CNM for over 20 years. By virtue of my education, I am also licensed as a nurse practitioner. I have had no breaks in employment since first becoming a Registered Nurse in 1986. As the largest part of my family live in BC, I’d like information on becoming registered there, with the intent of continuing my career as a midwife and/or nurse practitioner.

    I did look into the process when Midwifery was still in its experimental phase in BC, but the specter of the profession not succeeding was a problem for me (not to mention the cost). After that, foreign-trained registration was suspended, and now I’m unsure where to turn. I know the process has bee re-vamped, would like more information, especially as I’m considering taking a postgraduate certification in geriatrics to possibly segue into another area of interest—especially as it concerns women’s gynecologic and general health needs in the law menopause. With my hope of moving to Canada (with my British spouse), I’m wondering about putting off that piece of education until I live there, among family.

    Best Regards,

    Kay (Kathryn Ann Boyle) Jackson, MN, CNM, ARNP

    1. Hi Kay,
      I see that your post was over a year ago and a lot may have changed for you. In BC, the streams within a masters in nursing are very different and definitively distinct in terms of where and what you may practice. Unfortunately, you have to obtain training that is specifically pertaining to nurse practitioner and their roles and scope of practice within each jurisdiction. It sounds like you streamed in Midwifery, so may be eligible to transfer some/all of your midwifery educational credits over to a recognizable Canadian Institution or registration agency. Unfortunately, here in Canada you would not qualify ‘by virtue’ to practice as an NP, as you do not have specific NP training. On the lighter side, you may be able to transfer some of your master in nursing credits towards a NP program here in Canada. UBC, UVIC and the University of Athabasca have excellent NP programs.

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