If you’re a nurse practitioner, currently studying to become one, or getting ready to start your nursing education, you may be wondering just how much money a nurse practitioner makes.
Nurse practitioner salaries vary based on a number of factors, one being location. In this article, we will take a look at the salaries of nurse practitioners in Quebec.
We will also look at how much schooling is involved, how to become a nurse practitioner in Quebec, and what nurse practitioners in Quebec can do as far as their duties and responsibilities.
How Much Do Nurse Practitioners Make in Quebec?
Nurse Practitioner salaries in Quebec vary based on speciality and years of experience. Below is a breakdown of the average hourly and annual salaries, as well as salaries for entry-level and experienced nurse practitioners in Quebec.
What is the Average Amount Nurse Practitioners Make in Quebec?
Nurse practitioner salaries can vary greatly, depending on speciality, years of experience, and location. The average amount nurse practitioners make is:
- $54.07 per hour
- $112,471 per year
How Much Do Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners Make in Quebec?
Nurse practitioners who are just starting out may earn different amounts based on their specialization and type of nursing. Entry-level statistics here are for nurse practitioners with 1-3 years of experience. The average pay for entry-level nurse practitioner positions in Quebec is:
- $37.73 per hour
- $78,491 per year
How Much Do Experienced-Level Nurse Practitioners Make in Quebec?
The more experience a person has, the more money they’ll earn. As nurse practitioners advance in their careers, their pay will increase over the years. Experienced-level statistics here are for those with 8 years and more of experience as a nurse practitioner. The following shows the average pay for experienced-level nurse practitioners in Quebec:
- $67.22 per hour
- $139,820 per year
What is the Salary Potential for Nurse Practitioners in Quebec?
The estimated salary in 2026 for nurse practitioners in Quebec is $130,385. That’s a 16% increase over the course of 5 years. This shows great salary potential and growth for nurse practitioners or those that are contemplating a nurse practitioner career in Quebec.
How Does Quebec Compare with the Rest of Canada for Nurse Practitioner Salary?
Overall, the average salary for nurse practitioners is $117,893 per year. With the average salary for nurse practitioners in Quebec being $112,471, the average Quebec salary is 5% lower than in Canada as a whole.
Many factors determine salary by province, including cost of living for each location. Also, keep in mind that salaries vary city to city, within each province.
Is There a Demand for Nurse Practitioners in Quebec?
There is a great need for nurse practitioners in Quebec. As nurse practitioners retire, there is a need to fill those positions. With the lifespan increasing and healthcare advancements, people are in more need of healthcare as they age.
There are currently about 550 nurse practitioners in Quebec. The government is planning on creating a total of 1,800 to 2,000 nurse practitioner positions across all specialities by the year 2025.
How To Become a Nurse Practitioner in Quebec?
In order to be a nurse practitioner in Quebec, you need to have a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a Graduate Diploma.
First step is getting admitted into a Master’s in Nursing Program. Usually before admittance to a Master’s program, an applicant will need to have experience working as a registered nurse for a certain number of years (usually a minimum of two or three) in their desired specialty.
How to get into a Masters in Nursing Program
- Degree: Applicants need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or have completed an RN to BSN bridge program.
- Nursing License: Applicants must provide a copy of their current nursing license.
- Prerequisites: Depending on the program, certain prerequisite courses may be required before admittance.
- Performance: Testing performance may be required, depending on the program
What Can Nurse Practitioners Do in Quebec?
In Quebec, there are five recognized specialties for nurse practitioners:
- Primary Care
- Adult Care
- Mental Health
Nurse practitioners can perform duties that are generally reserved for physicians. Since nurse practitioners have an advanced degree and training, they are able to perform procedures and maintain responsibilities above those of a registered nurse. These duties and responsibilities include:
- Diagnosing conditions, illnesses, and diseases
- Prescribing medications
- Applying medical treatments or using techniques that are invasive
- Prescribing diagnostic examinations
- Providing pregnancy care
- Identify, prescribe, and monitor medical treatment
- Using invasive diagnostic techniques
- Education and leadership
How Long Does it Take to Become a Nurse Practitioner in Quebec?
Depending on the program and whether part-time or full-time status, it can take 2-3 years to become a nurse practitioner. This includes all coursework, as well as the clinicals and internship that may be required per the program.
Where Can Nurse Practitioners Work?
Depending on specialty, nurse practitioners can choose from a variety of settings to practice. Different specialities will have more variety, as far as working in both hospitals and clinics. While some specialities will primarily be only in the hospital setting.
Primary and Adult Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in hospitals
As we can see, nurse practitioners are in demand in Quebec. The government is planning to create more nurse practitioner positions within five years. As compared to Canada as a whole, the salary for nurse practitioners in Quebec is very comparable and competitive among the other provinces.
Nurse practitioners have more autonomy than a registered nurse, so keeping that in mind, along with the increase in pay, it’s a career choice that appeals to many.
Many registered nurses find themselves getting “bored” after a while at the bedside and want more. If you’re finding yourself to be in this position, look into the nurse practitioner programs in Quebec and find one that may be a fit for you. More autonomy and better pay, it’s a win-win for everyone.
Written by Joanne Potter
Joanne, BSN and RN, is a writer that specializes in health and wellness. She has fifteen years of experience as a Registered Nurse in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Her years working at the bedside and extensive neonatal knowledge enable her to write with a deep understanding of what patients and families want from their communities. Visit her LinkedIn page.