The average hourly pay for a Nursing Assistant in Canada is C$19.23.
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Job Description for Nursing Assistant
Nursing assistants help nurses and other healthcare staff in attending to patients’ care needs in a variety of settings – nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices among them. They usually work under the supervision of a registered nurse, and may work on a part-time, as-needed, or full-time basis. Generally speaking, nursing assistants work indoors, though in some settings, such as nursing homes, duties may include such tasks as pushing residents’ wheelchairs outside or in an enclosed courtyard se…Read more
Nursing Assistant Tasks
- Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
- Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
- Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
- Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Assistant
An entry-level Nursing Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$18.14 based on 5 salaries. An early career Nursing Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.54 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Nursing Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.00 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Nursing Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.91 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$21.
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Employees with Nursing Assistant in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (32.4% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (2.3% less) and Montréal, Québec (2.1% less).
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