Royal College Medical Workforce Knowledgebase©


Physicians and surgeons play an important role in caring for the health of Canadians; they practice in diverse settings and provide a broad range of health care services to patients. These services can include prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The delivery of this medical care depends on the availability of specialty-trained physicians and other health professionals, as well as practical resources, such as specialized equipment. Physician workforce supply information provides insight into patient access to this medical care, as well as information for health workforce planning.

The dashboard provides information on the number of physicians in Canada, by specialty and subspecialty, as well as the number of male, and female, and urban and rural physicians, by year. The dashboard illustrates the changes the Canadian medical workforce has undergone in the last five years.

The Medical Workforce Knowledgebase dashboard is currently being updated. For further information or to request dashboard snapshots, please contact