Job prospects Medical Doctor in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) are good in Newfoundland and Labrador over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a medical doctor.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.

Here are some key facts about General practitioners and family physicians in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 1,150 people work in this occupation.
  • General practitioners and family physicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 57%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 37%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 55% of general practitioners and family physicians work all year, while 45% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 40 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 42% of general practitioners and family physicians are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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