March 31, 2021
This data represents a physician headcount, not a total of full-time equivalent practising physicians.
Upon receipt of all required documents, a physician’s licence is typically approved in two to three days.
|License Type||Total||Family Medicine||All Other|
|Full Licence Non-Resident Licence||178||73||105|
|Temporary (Locum) Licence||3||–||3|
|Defined Licence – Fellowship||26||24||2|
|Full Licence – Postgraduate Training||20||3||17|
|Defined Licence – Term||1||0||1|
Physicians in training:
|Educational Register||Assessments||Total Training Physicians||New Postgraduate Licences Issued|
|Total Medical Students||351|
Physician Age Distribution
Licensing Statistics for the period: April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021
|Decrease in Licences||Increase in Licences|
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