Median wait times to receive medical treatment in Canada 2019, by province

This statistic shows the median waiting time between referral from a general practitioner (GP) and medical treatment by a specialist, in Canada in 2019, by province. In that year, the province of New Brunswick had the longest wait time for medical treatment in Canada with an average of nearly 40 weeks from the time of referral from a GP to the time of treatment by a specialist.

Median waiting times for medical care, from general practitioner to treatment, in Canada as of 2019, by province

Wait from GP to specialistWait from specialist to treatment
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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

January 9 to April 26, 2019

Number of respondents

1,844 respondents

Special properties

practitioners in 12 medical specialties

Method of interview


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