Individuals delivering care or working in health human resources (HHR) are one of the greatest assets of our health care systems. Evidence-based planning and management of HHR is a vital part of making sure Canadians can access health services when and where they need them.

What’s new

Explore new data on trends from 2009 to 2018 in the supply of and demographics, geographic distribution, education and employment for 3 regulated nursing groups: registered nurses/nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses and registered psychiatric nurses. Similar information is also available for occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists. The data was released in June 2019.

A series of Health Workforce indicators and methodology information have also been released. This will help you understand and interpret the report on Canada’s nursing profession and the Health Workforce data tables.

Reports and analyses

Data is submitted to CIHI by national professional societies and associations, provincial/territorial regulatory bodies and governments, and educational institutions.

This information is used by health care planners, decision-makers, policy-makers and researchers to support resource and use planning.

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