Quote from canadawali
You can talk to your manager and justify why you think you need a higher salary. Discuss achievements and how you overcame obstacles.
Unless the OP is working in the private sector that won't fly.
The vast majority of Canadian nurses are unionized and wage increases can only occur when a certain number of hours have been worked.
Even in the private sector, the wages are usually very close to union rates.
No manager will hire a first year nurse and pay them top wages, the skills and knowledge just arent' there. In my province, a first year PN starts at around $26/hour. There is no manager that will pay them $35/hour which is top rated.
You can increase your wages by working nights, weekends and afternoons. When I work weekend nights, I make an extras $8.25 an hour, which puts me around $44/hr.