General practitioners and family physicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3112  ยท  Browse All Occupations

General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients. They provide primary contact and continuous care toward the management of patients’ health. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals and clinics. Residents in training to be general practitioners or family physicians are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Civil Aviation Medical Officer
  • Community Preventive Medicine Physician
  • Company Physician
  • Doctor Of Medicine (MD)
  • Family Doctor
  • Family Physician
  • Family Practitioner
  • General Practice Intern
  • General Practice Physician
  • General Practice Resident
  • General Practitioner (GP)
  • GP (general Practitioner)
  • Industrial Medical Officer
  • Industrial Medicine Physician
  • Industrial Physician
  • Intern
  • Locum Doctor
  • MD (doctor Of Medicine)
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Missionary
  • Medical Officer Of Health (MOH)
  • Missionary Doctor
  • MOH (medical Officer Of Health)
  • Physician Resident
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Public Health Physician
  • Resident
  • Resident Physician
  • Family Physician
  • General Practice Resident
  • General Practitioner (GP)
  • Medical Doctor
  • Community Preventive Medicine Physician
  • Medical Missionary

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for general practitioners and family physicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $71,900
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $71,612
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for general practitioners and family physicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $71,612
Female $78,838
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (261 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for general practitioners and family physicians.

$1,500.00
Lowest Observed
$400,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$65,297.58
Average
$51,000.00
Median
$79,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for general practitioners and family physicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 815
35 to 44 years 625
45 to 54 years 615
55 to 64 years 505
65 to 74 years 255
75 years and over 60
Total 2,910
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for general practitioners and family physicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 1,340
Part Time 1,115
Total 2,450
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for general practitioners and family physicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 1,515
Female 1,395
Total 2,910
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for general practitioners and family physicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,380
Self Employed 1,525
Total 2,910
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for general practitioners and family physicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,860
Unemployed 45
Total 2,910
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for general practitioners and family physicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 0
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 2,435
Total 2,450
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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