Job prospects Medical Doctor in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) are good in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

medical doctor
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.

The growing and aging population is expected to increase the demand for general practitioners and family physicians in the upcoming years. However, the high entrance requirements and limited post-graduate training positions in medical schools restrict supply. The absence of general practitioners and family physicians tends to be more acute in rural communities since these professionals often migrate to regions with medical institutions and health care centres. Working in a group practice is becoming more prevalent. However, as the health care sector expands, developments in technology, testing methods and procedures have allowed physicians to see a greater number of patients than before.

Here are some key facts about General practitioners and family physicians in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • General practitioners and family physicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 70%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 18%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 57% of general practitioners and family physicians work all year, while 43% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 45 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 44% of general practitioners and family physicians are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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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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