General Practitioners and Family Physicians – NOC 3112 SDG

70

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$59,948

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

0.4%

Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade

95.9%

Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016

0.8%

Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.

Education

of People Working in this Occupation

100% of the workforce has a university diploma or degree.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

42.9% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

100% of general practitioners and family physicians work in the Health Care sector.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to several new positions. A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements. There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation. Growth in the number of general practitioners and family physicians in this region has been similar to the Ontario average in recent years. Recent investments in health care facilities in the region may support job opportunities in and around this part of the economic region. Despite increases in recent years, some areas in this region have been identified as having a high need for physicians, which could provide additional job prospects for this occupation. Bilingualism is an asset.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 17.1%-18%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • The number of businesses operating in Health Care has grown since 2012.
  • 20.1% of businesses operating in Hospitals and Nursing and Residential Care facilities employ four people or less.
  • Employment Outlook for General Practitioners and Family Physicians in the Ottawa Economic Region is good.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Health Care & Social Assistance Services Sector.