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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.



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.