I wouldn't hold out too much hope on the new grad. A friend just graduated and said there was one, in an hour radius around us. Home care is a good option everyone I know who consolidated there got hired. You should not have a problem getting hired in ltc, but if you consolidate there you will know if it's a place you want to work. Also some Ltc's only hire if you did a placment in one. Mental health always seems to be hiring too.
As far as cities Toronto is we're new grads dreams die, stay away. Hamilton has many nursing programs
, but also a ton of hospitals. Not sure about the job market but it's an awful city (pollution, traffic, one way streets, high homeless pop, crowded).
Good luck, if your not picky you'll get a job.