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, released January 2019, on trends from 2008 to 2017 in the supply, demographics, geographic distribution, education and employment of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists.

Health Workforce, 2017 — Data Tables (XLSX)

Also released were supply and demographic data for 30 health care provider types and a series of Health Workforce indicators. Additional methodological information is available to help you understand and interpret these data tables.

Reports and analyses

  • Regulated nurses (includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, registered psychiatric nurses)
  • Physicians

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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