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A Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN) helps to take care of the sick and injured in hospitals, convalescent homes or in private residences, usually in consultation with a doctor. All provinces require licensing, which entails passing an accredited program of study as well as an internship and exam.
PayScale Canada states that as of July 2010, an LPN earns $19.16 to $24.31 per hour, with $21.43 to $39.25 for overtime pay. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
With annual bonuses of $195.05 to $1,492, an LPN salary in Canada can reach $39,866 to $51,966, according to July 2010 statistics from PayScale Canada. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
The greater the nurse's experience, the higher her salary. LPNs who are new to the industry earn $35,000 to $65,000, and those who have 20 or more years of experience make $33,014 to $41,576. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
Location plays a part in the average LPN salary. Those in Edmonton earn the most--typically between $43,839 to $60,000. Conversely, in Calgary, nurses make between $29,479 and $48,834. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
The industry of employment can play a part in LPN compensation. Home health care pays the most, with salaries that range between $42,892 and $53,538. At the opposite end, general health care services pay between $24,815 and $40,695. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
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