Cimagesanadians are getting older, and that means the country will need more registered nurses. In fact, we could be short by nearly 60,000 full-time positions by 2022, according to the Canadian Nurses Association.

How to qualify for Nursing Career in Canada:
A registered nurse requires a bachelor of science in nursing, or a bachelor of nursing degree, which are typically four-year programs. A diploma in practical nursing can be obtained within two years through a college, but practical nurses are limited in terms of the patients they can work with. Upgrading to a nursing degree is possible through another two-year program.

Money: Someone just entering the profession can expect to make just under $60,000. Nurses with more experience can top $80,000.

Median Salary: $72,800
Change in salary (2007–2013): +15%

 

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