Labour briefs (April 9, 2001)By 04/09/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003 Showing nurses the moneyEdmonton — Nurses in Alberta became the highest paid in the country after signing a two-year contract last month. Wages for 20,000 nurses will increase 17 to 22 per cent over two years. Nurses just out of school will be making $24.70 an hour, with an annual income of $49,000 — a $6,500 increase. The province also committed to hiring every new nurse that graduates in Alberta over the next two years. Union workers making more To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.