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Occupational therapists (OTs): Supply, percentage change and rate per 100,000 population, Canada, 2019

In 2019, there were 18,906 occupational therapists (OTs) in Canada, up 3.6% from 2018. For every 100,000 Canadians, there were 51 OTs.

Here are the 2019 supply counts for OTs in each province and territory, the corresponding percentage change from 2018 and the rate of OTs per 100,000 population: 

Newfoundland and Labrador: 215 OTs, a 0.5% increase from 2018; 41 OTs per 100,000 population
Prince Edward Island: 70 OTs, a 6.1% increase from 2018; 46 OTs per 100,000 population
Nova Scotia: 571 OTs, a 5.4% increase from 2018; 60 OTs per 100,000 population
New Brunswick: 403 OTs, an 8.0% increase from 2018; 52 OTs per 100,000 population
Quebec: 5,560 OTs, a 3.2% increase from 2018; 66 OTs per 100,000 population
Ontario: 6,235 OTs, a 3.6% increase from 2018; 44 OTs per 100,000 population
Manitoba: 690 OTs, a 2.1% increase from 2018; 51 OTs per 100,000 population
Saskatchewan: 359 OTs, a 2.9% increase from 2018; 31 OTs per 100,000 population 
Alberta: 2,260 OTs, a 2.3% increase from 2018; 53 OTs per 100,000 population 
British Columbia: 2,491 OTs, a 4.5% increase from 2018; 50 OTs per 100,000 population
Yukon: 27 OTs, a 50.0% increase from 2018; 67 OTs per 100,000 population
Northwest Territories: 19 OTs, an 11.8% increase from 2018; 43 OTs per 100,000 population 
Nunavut: 6 OTs, a 50.0% increase from 2018; 16 OTs per 100,000 population

Notes
Supply refers to all occupational therapists who had an active licence in 2019.
Percentage change refers to the change in supply between 2018 and 2019.
2018 population estimates from Statistics Canada were used.

Sources
Health Workforce Database, 2020, Canadian Institute for Health Information; Statistics Canada, 2018.

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