Share of internationally trained Canadian specialist physicians 1978-2018

This statistic shows the percentage of internationally trained MD specialist physicians in Canada from 1978 to 2018. In 2018, around 22.7 percent of all Canadian specialist physicians with a MD degree were trained internationally.

Percentage of Canadian specialist physicians who are trained internationally from 1978 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

1978 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Note 1: Includes active physicians in clinical and non-clinical practice (for example, research and academia) who have an MD degree and a valid mailing address.
Note 2: Excludes residents, physicians in the military as well as semi-retired and retired physicians.
Note 3: Excludes non-registered physicians who requested that their information not be published as of December 31 of the reference year (see Methodological Notes for details).
Note 4: For those physicians for whom date of birth was not available, ages were calculated using year of MD graduation, with age at MD graduation equal to 25 years.
Note 5 : Average Age calculations exclude physicians where age is unknown and where age is less than 20 or more than 90.
Note 6 : Specialist physicians include certificants of the Royal College and/or the CMQ. All other physicians are counted under family medicine, including certificants of the CFPC, unless noted otherwise.

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