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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 $54.13 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $35.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $70,000 – $90,000.
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
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||32.78||54.13||54.13||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta(1)||32.78||54.13||54.13||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||22.00||37.00||43.00||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||24.70||37.50||41.00||2014|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||32.00||36.00||40.63||2015|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||32.00||36.00||40.63||2015|
|Toronto – Ontario(1)||26.00||42.19||48.90||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||26.00||42.19||48.90||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||26.00||42.19||48.90||2016|
|Hamilton/ Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||26.00||42.19||48.90||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||18.61||35.00||38.46||2014|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||26.11||37.95||50.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||25.50||41.00||46.00||2014|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes nurse practitioners and midwives, is $37.88. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $75,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.