July 30, 2020 — Physiotherapists (PTs) are trained professionals who help prevent and treat injury, illness or disability. Last year, there were over 25,000 PTs licensed to practise in Canada. Learn more about the supply, education and distribution of PTs across the country.

Note: The following data and findings reflect the most recent information available from the 2019 data cycle before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key findings

  • In 2019, there were 25,294 PTs licensed to practise in Canada.
  • The average age of PTs licensed to practise was 42. About half (48%) were under 40.
  • Between 2014 and 2019, the supply of PTs increased by about 21%.

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Explore information on Canada’s supply of physiotherapists in 2019 in this map.

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Data tables

Explore detailed information on the supply, employment and demographic trends of Canada’s  physiotherapists.

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