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General practitioners and family physicians  (NOC 3112)
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for General practitioners and family physicians in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23

For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be strong.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.

Occupations in the healthcare system have been growing in response to an aging population.

Here are some key facts about General practitioners and family physicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 3,910 people work in this occupation.
  • General practitioners and family physicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 65% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 35% compared to 19% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016 Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016 Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016 Week of Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2016
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