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Physiotherapists (PTs): Supply, percentage change and rate per 100,000 population, Canada, 2019

In 2019, there were 25,294 physiotherapists (PTs) in Canada, up 2.6% from 2018. For every 100,000 Canadians, there were 68 PTs.

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

Newfoundland and Labrador: 300 PTs, a 2.0% increase from 2018; 57 PTs per 100,000 population
Prince Edward Island: 104 PTs, a 22.4% increase from 2018; 68 PTs per 100,000 population
Nova Scotia: 754 PTs, a 4.9% increase from 2018; 79 PTs per 100,000 population
New Brunswick: 567 PTs, a 4.8% increase from 2018; 74 PTs per 100,000 population
Quebec: 5,424 PTs, a 0.3% increase from 2018; 65 PTs per 100,000 population
Ontario: 9,532 PTs, a 3.3% increase from 2018; 67 PTs per 100,000 population
Manitoba: 814 PTs, a 3.2% increase from 2018; 60 PTs per 100,000 population
Saskatchewan: 746 PTs, a 0.0% increase from 2018; 64 PTs per 100,000 population 
Alberta: 3,086 PTs, a 3.8% increase from 2018; 72 PTs per 100,000 population 
British Columbia: 3,915 PTs, a 2.4% increase from 2018; 78 PTs per 100,000 population
Yukon: 52 PTs, a 3.7% decrease from 2018; 129 PTs per 100,000 population
Northwest Territories: data not available
Nunavut: data not available

Notes
— Data is not applicable, does not exist or is not reported due to data quality issues.
Supply refers to all physiotherapists who had an active licence in 2019.
Percentage change refers to the change in supply between 2018 and 2019.
In Quebec, there are 2 types of physiotherapy professionals: physiotherapists and physical rehabilitation therapists (PRTs). Both groups of professionals are included in Quebec’s physiotherapist statistics. In 2019, there were 2,814 PRTs included in the physiotherapist supply counts.
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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