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Modern Nurses Making More Money Due to Staff Shortages

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Students intent on obtaining a job as a licensed practical nurse know that there will be long hours ahead in their new career. Fortunately, a new report reveals that the often long hours put in by healthcare professionals are paying off - literally.

A study published in a recent issue of the Journal de Montreal found that a combination of bonuses and overtime pay has pushed the salaries of some Quebec nurses into the six-figure range. Roughly 118 nurses in the province earned an executive's salary in the past year, some of whom earned a base annual salary of approximately $39,000.

Though provincial law prohibits nurses from working more than 16 hours a day, the serious nursing shortage within the province of Quebec means that many nurses are frequently required to work regular overtime hours. The province has been struggling with a nursing shortage since 2000, and many healthcare providers have increased existing staff's hours to help meet patients' needs.

Of course, nursing continues to be one of the most in-demand positions in the country, and students can begin their journey down this career path by enrolling in practical nursing courses at CDI College for Healthcare Professionals. Simply fill out the form to your right to get started.

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Why You Should Build Your Professional Network Before Grad
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You can’t wait for the day you finally finish school and can start searching for your first job in your chosen field. But you also feel anxiety when you realize how many other new grads you’ll be competing against for a finite number of...
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You're Invited to CDI College's Virtual Open House on September 10
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The first weeks back to school are often just about survival. You’re confronted with a busy schedule, new people, and lots of course work. To make it through a survival situation, the key is to come into it well-equipped. That’s the...
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Get a $2,000 Social Media Management Scholarship!
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CDI College is currently offering a $2,000 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Social Media Management - NMY.1W program with classes starting before September 30. Click here for more information. *Certain conditions apply
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Accounting & Payroll Training Opens Doors to These Bonus Business Roles
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CDI College Statement on Anti-Racism
June 4, 2020
On behalf of CEO and Chairman Peter Chung, Executive VP of Operations Andre Souza, and VP of International Relations, Yul Kim, CDI College joins in solidarity with students, staff, faculty, and all global citizens fighting for justice, and an end to...
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CDI College Statement on Anti-Racism
June 4, 2020
On behalf of CEO and Chairman Peter Chung, Executive VP of Operations Andre Souza, and VP of International Relations, Yul Kim, CDI College joins in solidarity with students, staff, faculty, and all global citizens fighting for justice, and an end to...
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Top Industries that are Hiring During COVID-19
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Get a $2,000 Paralegal Technology Scholarship!
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CDI College is currently offering a $2,000 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Paralegal Technology - JCA.1F program with classes starting this month. Click here for more information. *Certain conditions apply
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Books from Your Peers: Why You Should Read and What to Read
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COVID-19: New Government Funding Available for Students
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COVID-19 has had a significant impact on new and current students and recent graduates – from transitioning to online learning modules to finding employment upon graduation. The Government of Canada is now intervening with financial...
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While studying and attending classes from home may seem easier than getting dressed, packing your lunch and schoolbag, and catching a bus, you also need to account for much less physical walking each day. As the square-footage of any home is far les...
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CDI College raises nearly $5,000 for Pink Shirt Day
March 2, 2020
CDI College joined people across Canada and around the world as they stood up against bullying on Pink Shirt Day 2020. Students, instructors, and staff from CDI College wore pink and raised nearly $5,000 for the CKNW Kids’ Fund and Fondati...
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CDI College donates 4,000 items to local food banks
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An outpouring of holiday spirit drove students, instructors, and staff from CDI College to unite in an effort to support local food banks. In December, campuses from British Columbia to Quebec gathered over 4,000 non-perishable items to help fellow...
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Stocking Stuffer Contest - Win a $100 Gift Card
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Be a part of the Holiday spirit with CDI College Quebec! Visit us on Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter and take part in our Stocking Stuffer Contest 2019. Enter your friend or loved one for a chance to win a $100 gift card by completing on...
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You’re invited to National Workshop Day on August 22
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CDI College Business. Technology. Healthcare is hosting a special event to help you take the next step towards a successful new career. National Workshop Day takes place on August 22, 6-8pm. Held only once a year, this free event is your c...
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Addictions and Community Services Worker Instructor Making a Difference in Calgary
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Kathy DuGray, an instructor in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program at CDI College’s Calgary South campus, is known for her big heart and love for her students. “Once someone is Kathy’s student, she takes resp...
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CDI College raises $4,000 on Pink Shirt Day
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VANCOUVER, BC – March 1, 2019 – Faculty, staff, and students at CDI College’s campuses across Canada joined together this past Wednesday, February 27th, to take a stand against bullying, raising $4,000 for the CKNW Kids Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy...
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 2,700 Items
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Vancouver, BC; January 7, 2019 – CDI College students, instructors and staff collected non-perishable items for local food banks over the holidays, bringing in nearly 2,700 items across our 25 campuses. “We are thrilled with the kin...
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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Contest - Win A $100 Gift Card!
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Help spread some holiday cheer with CDI College! Visit us on Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter and take part in our Stocking Stuffer Contest. To enter, comment on or retweet our December 17 contest post. In your comment or retweet, tag a f...
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Get a $1,500 Technology Scholarship!
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CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Network and Internet Security Specialist – LEA.AE or Programmer Analyst/Internet Solutions Developer – LEA.9C programs with classes starti...
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Top 5 Reasons to Train for a Career in Business and Marketing
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CDI College raises more than $3,200 for Heart and Stroke on World Heart Day
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VANCOUVER, BC; October 11, 2018 - During the month of September and in honour of World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across Canada were raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually bringing in more than $3,20...
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CDI College National Open House August 23!
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Join us on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia...
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Get a $1,500 Technology Scholarship!
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CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Network and Internet Security Specialist – LEA.AE or Programmer Analyst/Internet Solutions Developer – LEA.9C programs with classes starti...
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Get a $1,500 Technology Scholarship!
June 29, 2018
CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Network and Internet Security Specialist – LEA.AE or Programmer Analyst/Internet Solutions Developer – LEA.9C programs with classes starting before Ju...
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Get a $1,500 Technology Scholarship!
June 1, 2018
CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Network and Internet Security Specialist – LEA.AE or Programmer Analyst/Internet Solutions Developer – LEA.9C programs with classes starti...
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Leucan Shave Head Challenge at the Quebec City Campus
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The Leucan Shaved Head Challenge is a major fundraiser of Leucan that engages the community in a spirit of solidarity to provide services to cancer-stricken children and their families as well as providing financial support to the clinical research....
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Your One-Stop Shop for All Things CDI College
May 1, 2018
CDI College Student Swag Store Now Live The new CDI College Store is now open. Your one-stop shop for everything CDI College, from sweatshirts and backpacks to coffee mugs, water bottles, and more, you’ll find everything here. The st...
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CDI College Takes Aim at Cyber Bullying on Pink Shirt Day
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VANCOUVER, BC – March 7, 2018 – Staff and students at CDI College campuses across Canada joined together to participate in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 raising more than $4,000 for anti-bullying programs run by the CKNW...
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Receive a $1,500 ECE Scholarship!*
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 5,000 Items
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Across Canada, campuses pitch in to help Vancouver, BC - January 9, 2018 - Across Canada, from November 20 to December 15, CDI College campuses collected non-perishable items for local food banks, bringing in more than 5,100 items across our 25...
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Get a $1,500 Technology Scholarship*!
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CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 tuition scholarship* to students who enrol in one of our Technology programs in Quebec with classes starting before January 31, 2018. Choose between our Programmer Analyst / Internet Solutions Developer - L...
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