ONTARIO Canada LPN Salary & Perks

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    Looking for information on a Canadian LPN's salary. What's a full time schedule like? How many hours...what's the pay per hour? Also, what kinds of perks come with the job? What kind of medical or dental coverage if any? What can you tell me about the pension plan? Any and all information will be very helpful. Thanks in advance! :wink2:

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    Moved to the Canadian forum.
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    Depends on if you are union or not. Most doctors and clinics are not unionized. Hospitals and care centres are.

    Depends on your province, union, and town. Some areas have lots of jobs others don't.

    Benefits in union positions usually come with part time positions exceeding 0.4FTE.

    You need could start by checking local health authority websites for the hourly, unionized rate. Benefits vary from contract to contract. Most include health, extended, dental, life and disability insurances are personal choices and pension plans vary contract to contract, bargaining unit to bargaining unit.

    In the private sector you pretty much are at the mercy of your employer.
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    In Ontario they are called RPNs. I am a new grad and I make $25.37/h. I am part time and I work 8-9 shifts per pay usually. I am eligible to contribute to the pension plan since I have worked over 7oo hours. My employer will contribute $1.26 for every buck I put in.I work in a small hospital.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    In Ontario they are called RPNs. I am a new grad and I make $25.37/h. I am part time and I work 8-9 shifts per pay usually. I am eligible to contribute to the pension plan since I have worked over 7oo hours. My employer will contribute $1.26 for every buck I put in.I work in a small hospital.

    Hi, if you don't mind me asking, what hospital offers $25/h rate for RPN. I thought I read $20 something..
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    Hospitals here in Ontario start RPN's at about 22 per hour plus a shift premium which may bring it up to 25 to 27. per hour. Some areas use RPN's a lot in hospitals and others don't. At the moment (June), most hospitals are hiring mostly new grad RPN's for the summer because the government is paying the hospitals to keep them for 7.5 months on full time to get experience. An RPN friend of mine got hired at one hospital, casual for now and was told at another hospital that they were only taking new grad RPN's and that they would put her on a wait list. Nice eh! Choose your hospital carefully, a few are very supportive to RPN's and others are not. I forgot to add that benefits depend on where you work and sometimes how long you work which depends on the union contract. Often you would need to work about 400 hours to qualify for basic medical and dental benefits.
    Last edit by linzz on Jun 10, '08
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    Quote from linzz
    Hospitals here in Ontario start RPN's at about 22 per hour plus a shift premium which may bring it up to 25 to 27. per hour. Some areas use RPN's a lot in hospitals and others don't. At the moment (June), most hospitals are hiring mostly new grad RPN's for the summer because the government is paying the hospitals to keep them for 7.5 months on full time to get experience. An RPN friend of mine got hired at one hospital, casual for now and was told at another hospital that they were only taking new grad RPN's and that they would put her on a wait list. Nice eh! Choose your hospital carefully, a few are very supportive to RPN's and others are not.
    Thanks for your response back, but I am not fully aware of Ontario. I am moving to Ontario next year (2009). So far i nearly know anything about how every works in regrards to RPN's. I wanted to go back to school for upgrade and stuff too... So I feel very confused, if you can help. It will be certainly appreciated any way. I will be brand new in Ontario, I am living in MB right now, though.
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    My advice if you are coming to Ontario would be to get your RN so that you have higher wages and greater job security if it is indeed a hospital where you want to work. There are some hospitals that will use RPN's but really they are few. Where I live, the push is on for RN's mainly and the school has doubled it's RN seats because that is what they feel is needed as the hospitals in the area will not give RPN's much of a scope of practice. I am not saying I agree or disagree with this trend but that is what is going on in my neck of the woods.

    It is funny, I really want to move out west to either Alberta or Saskatchewan but my spouse says NO. Hope you like it here. Cheers.
    Last edit by linzz on Jun 10, '08 : Reason: words added.
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    Quote from linzz
    My advice if you are coming to Ontario would be to get your RN so that you have higher wages and greater job security if it is indeed a hospital where you want to work. There are some hospitals that will use RPN's but really they are few. Where I live, the push is on for RN's mainly and the school has doubled it's RN seats because that is what they feel is needed as the hospitals in the area will not give RPN's much of a scope of practice. I am not saying I agree or disagree with this trend but that is what is going on in my neck of the woods.

    It is funny, I really want to move out west to either Alberta or Saskatchewan but my spouse says NO. Hope you like it here. Cheers.

    So for example, I think I am plannin to live in Oakville area, where can I work? I have no idea about Ontario, which sucks though.
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    Is this a military move? If so, contact your garrison MFRC. They have contacts like you wouldn't believe.


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