Bethany is covered by the same collective agreements as most of the rest of the province. Wages and benefits will thus be the same as Edmonton or Calgary, where the cost of living is MUCH higher! Bethany is, of course, a long-term care centre with very significant nurse-patient ratios. During your interview, pin them down on their staffing matrix and what they do about sick calls. LPNs in Alberta work to the full scope of practice and you would be supervising and delegating to HCAs.
Camrose is a beautiful small city/large town (depending on your perspective
). It has good amenities and is close enough to Edmonton that should you really crave the urban experience, it can be yours. If you're a country music fan, the largest country music festival in Canada, Big Valley Jamboree, is held in Camrose the beginning of August annually. My parents were thinking of moving to Camrose a few years ago, but my sister's illness in the end prevented them from doing it.