Job outlooks for Physiotherapists

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Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Occupation

Physiotherapists (3142)

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Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 66%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 31%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 60% of physiotherapists work all year, while 40% 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 35 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 22% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Avalon Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 320 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 48%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 47%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Physiotherapists in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 50 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 75%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 25%
South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Physiotherapists in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 50 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 75%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 25%
West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Physiotherapists in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 55%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 45%

Prince Edward IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Prince Edward Island for the 2021-2023 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.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 72%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 13%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 9%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 91% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 91% of physiotherapists work all year, while 9% 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 35 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 21% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Nova Scotia for the 2021-2023 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.

Opportunities should continue to arise due to the needs of an aging population and a focus on health, rehabilitation and wellness in general. While most openings are in Halifax, there is typically less competition for rural positions. New graduates often work part-time positions in various specialties to increase their experience, and benefit from developing “soft skills” through interacting with patients. A large percentage of physiotherapists are employed by private health and wellness clinics, though the province-wide authority provides those within the hospital system a wide variety of specialized opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 64%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 33%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 72% of physiotherapists work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 17% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Annapolis Valley Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2021-2023 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 80 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 44%
Cape Breton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Cape Breton region for the 2021-2023 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 73%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 27%
Halifax Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Halifax region for the 2021-2023 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 520 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 66%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 29%
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
North Shore Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the North Shore region for the 2021-2023 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 48%
Southern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Southern region for the 2021-2023 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 36%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in New Brunswick for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 500 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 54%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 37%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 86% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 14% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 71% of physiotherapists work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 16% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Edmundston–Woodstock Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2021-2023 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.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 90 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 46%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 41%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 7%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2021-2023 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.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 140 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 58%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 42%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Saint John - St. Stephen region for the 2021-2023 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.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 140 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 49%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 46%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Québec for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in Québec:

  • Approximately 6,450 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 54%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 35%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 79% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 21% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 66% of physiotherapists work all year, while 34% 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 38 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 13% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 85%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 15%
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 780 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 84%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 13%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2021-2023 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.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 89%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 220 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
Côte-Nord Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Estrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Estrie region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Lanaudière region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 420 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 86%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 14%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Laurentides region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 520 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 88%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 12%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 3,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
Mauricie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Mauricie region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2021-2023 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.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 3,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Montérégie region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 1,140 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 88%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 10%
Nord-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Outaouais Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Outaouais region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 280 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions. Part of this growth is attributable to the recovery of losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

In Quebec, a master's degree in physiotherapy and membership in the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) are required to hold the title of Physiotherapist. Since most openings are filled by new university graduates and that their number is relatively low, the strong demand for physiotherapy services points to possible recruitment difficulties.

Although physiotherapists work for various clienteles (seniors, workplace and road accident victims, athletes, newborns, persons with disabilities and people with chronic conditions), the demand for physiotherapy is mainly driven by population aging and heightened public awareness of health issues. Given that private physiotherapy clinics only offered emergency treatment during the spring 2020 lockdown, some temporary layoffs may have affected this occupation, although most physiotherapists were able to maintain their employment relationship or offer teleconsultation services in some cases. The broad adoption of telework for many workers also increased the demand for physiotherapy.

While it will be good elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be fair in the following regions:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Mauricie, due to more moderate job creation and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 190 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What Types of Employers Are Out There?

  • Physiotherapists work mainly with clients at physiotherapy clinics and in hospitals

 

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

  • A growing and aging population are generating demand for physiotherapy
    • The incidence of injuries and need for treatment of chronic and acute pain rises as the population ages
    • Keeping the aging population active in their homes is further adding to the demand for physiotherapy services
  • Focus on wellness and rehabilitation by the population in general
  • There are indications that COVID-19 may have increased the demand for some physiotherapy services

 

What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

  • The practice of physiotherapy is regulated by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.  These professionals are required to have a university degree in physiotherapy.
  • Potential physiotherapists in Ontario must also successfully complete the written and clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE)
  • Some physiotherapists also work in interdisciplinary teams and various forms of circles of care, where close collaboration with other health care professionals is compulsory

 

What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?

  • A fair number of physiotherapists are self-employed

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 13,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 65%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 26%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 64% of physiotherapists work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 38 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 29% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 1,270 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 590 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 1,170 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
London Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the London region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the London region:

  • Approximately 690 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 88%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 8%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several 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 Physiotherapists in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Northeast region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 470 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
Northwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Northwest region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 84%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 10%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 5%
Ottawa Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Ottawa region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 1,960 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
Toronto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Toronto region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 5,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 410 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 86%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 14%

ManitobaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Manitoba for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 1,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 55%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 34%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 63% of physiotherapists work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 22% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Interlake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Parklands Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southwest Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Winnipeg Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Winnipeg region for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 760 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 5%

SaskatchewanGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Saskatchewan for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 55%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 37%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 62% of physiotherapists work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 10% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Northern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Northern region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Northern region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Prince Albert Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Prince Albert region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Regina–Moose Mountain Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Yorkton–Melville Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

AlbertaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 2,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 68%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 21%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 75% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 25% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 61% of physiotherapists work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 18% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
Calgary Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Calgary region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 1,210 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Edmonton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Edmonton region for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Physiotherapists in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 1,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 87%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 160 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Red Deer Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in British Columbia for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 3,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 71%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 23%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 75% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 25% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 54% of physiotherapists work all year, while 46% 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 38 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 34% of physiotherapists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Cariboo Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Kootenay Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Kootenay region for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 2,290 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
Nechako Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Coast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Thompson - Okanagan region for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 590 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2021-2023 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 Physiotherapists in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 590 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%

Yukon TerritoryUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northwest TerritoriesUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

NunavutUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

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