Canadian Medical Association

A snapshot of Canada’s physicians: Facts and statistics

Everything from the number of physicians working in Canada, to demographics and specialty numbers, workload and remuneration.

Physician perspectives: Workforce surveys

Self-reported data from doctors on topics including work hours, information technology, overall satisfaction and more.

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The specialty profiles contain summary information on Canadian physicians’ practices including workload, income and satisfaction, as well as information on educational requirements, supply and demographics. These data, along with further links within these documents, may be useful to medical students as they plan their future careers as well as to health care researchers and others seeking information about specialists.

The profiles were prepared in collaboration with Dr. June Harris of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Currently, profiles are only available for family medicine and 38 of the 93 Royal College certified specialties, subspecialties, specialty programs and areas of focused competence.