Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

NOC#: 31301

Number employed in the occupation:


Gender of people employed in the occupation:

# of Women: 7400


# of Men: 855


Age of people working in the occupation:

Age 15 to 29: 1830

Age 30 to 54: 4830

Age 55 to 64: 1350

Age 65 and older: 250

Highest Education level of people working in the occupation:

No certificate, diploma or degree: 0

Secondary school diploma: 105

Apprenticeship or trades certificate: 50

College certificate or diploma: 2220

University diploma or degree: 5880

Median Incomes of people working in the occupation (2022)

Median income for an entry-level employee: $27.28

Median income for all employees in the occupation: $38.91

Median income for an experienced employee: $49.70

Annual online job postings in 2023 for this occupation:

534 online job postings

Average advertised hourly wage: $38.64/hour

Industries that employ most people working in the occupation:

62 Health Care and Social Assistance 7,770 (94.1%)
91 Public Administration 310 (3.8%)
54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 55 (0.7%)

Employment outlook:

Very good

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.