Job prospects Surgeon in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Specialist physicians (NOC 3111) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a surgeon.

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 British Columbia

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Specialist physicians (NOC 3111) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Specialist physicians in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 4,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Specialist physicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 66%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 32%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 90% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 10% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 38% of specialist physicians work all year, while 62% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 42 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 54% of specialist physicians are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Cariboo Region Fair Fair
    Kootenay Region Good Good
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good Good
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Good Good
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good Good
    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 Specialist physicians (NOC 3111) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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