Share of physician offices in Canada by region 2015

This statistic displays the share of physician offices in Canada by region, as of 2015. Manitoba accounted for 3.2 percent of the country's physician offices during 2015. Some physician offices do not employ individuals, usually these establishments are operated by the owner. About 48 percent of physician offices employ individuals.

Physician offices in Canada

Almost 37 percent of physician offices in Canada are located in Ontario, while nearly 26 percent are located in Quebec, the second most populous province. Ontario and Quebec are also among the highest spenders in terms of physician expenditures, reaching 16.4 percent and 15.4 percent, respectively, in terms of percentage of total health spending. In total, the country spent some 34 billion Canadian dollars on physicians in 2015. However, Canada’s ratio of physicians to the population is lower than the OECD average but the country has a higher than average ratio of nurses to population. Provinces are responsible for regulating their own medical profession through a College of Physicians and Surgeons. Its tasks include licensing doctors, setting practice standards, and disciplining its members if required. The Canadian Medical Association is a nation-wide association, assembled from volunteers that advocate for its members. Currently around 85 percent of citizens in Canada have a regular medical doctor.

Health spending in Canada has increased in the last decade from 140.3 billion Canadian dollars in 2005 to an estimated 215 billion Canadian dollars in 2015. The health care system is publicly funded but most services are provided through private entities.

Distribution of physician offices in Canada as of 2015, by region

Percentage of establishments
British Columbia14.4%
New Brunswick2%
Newfoundland and Labrador1.3%
Nova Scotia3%
Prince Edward Island0.3%
Northwest Territories0%
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Release date

March 2017



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