February 7, 2019 — How many physicians are there in Canada? What are their average gross payments? How old is the average physician? Discover the answers to these questions and more about Canada’s physicians in our annual update.
- Doctors: In 2017, there were 86,644 physicians in Canada, representing 234 physicians per 100,000 population.
- Dollars: Total gross clinical payments to physicians reached $26.4 billion in 2016–2017, a 2.8% increase over the previous year.
- Demographics: The proportion of female physicians in the workforce continued to rise in 2017.