Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3413  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates assist nurses, hospital staff and physicians in the basic care of patients. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted care facilities for the elderly and other health care establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • (EMCA) Emergency Medical Care Attendant
  • Anesthetic Attendant - Hospital
  • Continuing Care Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Care Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Care Attendant (EMCA)
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Room Aide
  • Environmental Assistant - Medical
  • Environmental Support Person - Medical
  • Escort - Health Services
  • First Aid Attendant
  • First Aid Attendant - Emergency
  • Geriatric Aide
  • Geriatric Health Care Attendant
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Hospice Worker
  • Hospital Aide
  • Hospital Attendant
  • Hospital Orderly
  • Hospital Porter
  • Hospital Ward Aide
  • Hostel Service Aide - Medical
  • Institutional Aide
  • Long Term Care Aide
  • Medical Aide
  • Medical Attendant - Patient Transfer
  • Medical Orderly
  • Neuropsychiatric Aide
  • Nurse Aide
  • Nursery Aide - Hospital
  • Nursing Assistant (non-registered)
  • Nursing Attendant
  • Nursing Home Attendant
  • Nursing Orderly
  • Nursing Services Aide
  • Operating Room Aide
  • Orderly
  • Patient Care Aide
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Care Associate
  • Patient Service Aide
  • Patient Service Assistant
  • Patient Service Associate
  • Patient Service Attendant
  • Patient Service Worker
  • Personal Care Aide - Medical
  • Personal Care Attendant - Medical
  • Personal Care Provider - Medical
  • Personal Support Aide - Medical
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Registered Care Aide
  • Resident Care Aide - Medical
  • Resident Companion - Medical
  • Respite Care Aide
  • Service Assistant - Medical
  • Service Associate - Medical
  • Service Attendant - Medical
  • Special Care Aide - Nursing
  • Special Care Facility Attendant
  • Special Care Worker - Medical
  • Support Services Assistant - Medical
  • Surgical Aide
  • Unit Aide - Medical
  • Unit Assistant - Medical
  • Unit Support Technician - Medical
  • Ward Aide - Medical
  • Health Care Aide
  • Hospital Attendant
  • Long Term Care Aide
  • Nurse Aide
  • Nursing Attendant
  • Orderly
  • Patient Care Aide
  • Patient Service Associate
  • Personal Care Attendant - Medical
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Resident Care Aide - Medical
  • Emergency Medical Care Attendant (EMCA)
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • First Aid Attendant
  • Medical Attendant - Patient Transfer
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Service Coordinator
  • Patient Transfer Attendant

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $39,261
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $35,834
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $37,250
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $35,948
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $33,655
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $34,074
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $35,970
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates.

Gender Median Income
Male $35,970
Female $37,576
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (23 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$85,000.00
Highest Observed
$31,200.00
25th Percentile
$37,668.39
Average
$35,100.00
Median
$43,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 250
25 to 34 years 710
35 to 44 years 785
45 to 54 years 1,125
55 to 64 years 805
65 to 74 years 150
75 years and over 0
Total 3,825
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 2,245
Part Time 1,665
Total 3,915
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 460
Female 3,455
Total 3,915
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 3,785
Self Employed 40
Total 3,825
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 3,750
Unemployed 80
Total 3,825
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 130
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 710
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 435
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,145
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 65
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 430
Total 3,915
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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