Job prospects for Physiotherapists

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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.

Occupation

Physiotherapists (3142)

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All regions across Canada

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

Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • 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 prospects

Avalon Peninsula Region Undetermined

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

Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Undetermined

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

South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Undetermined

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

West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Undetermined

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

Prince Edward IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Prince Edward Island 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 Physiotherapists in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • 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 ScotiaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 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.

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 1,000 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 prospects

Annapolis Valley Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2019-2021 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.

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:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 53%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 47%
Cape Breton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Cape Breton region for the 2019-2021 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

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

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 77%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 23%
Halifax Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

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

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 70%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 26%
North Shore Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the North Shore region for the 2019-2021 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

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

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 58%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 42%
Southern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Southern region for the 2019-2021 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.

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): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 44%

New BrunswickGood

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

  • Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 50%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 41%
  • 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 prospects

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 37%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 50 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 71%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 29%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2019-2021 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 Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 160 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 53%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 44%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2019-2021 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 Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 190 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 60%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 37%
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 2019-2021 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 Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 29%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Québec 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.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

Here are some key facts about Physiotherapists in Québec:

  • Approximately 8,550 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 prospects

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Good

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

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 170 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%
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2021 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.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 370 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2019-2021 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 order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 950 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): 10%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Centre-du-Québec region 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 190 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): 5%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region for the 2019-2021 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 order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 360 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): 11%
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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 150 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 2019-2021 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 order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 440 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%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

Lanaudière Region Good

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

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 540 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 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.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 720 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 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.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 4,010 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%
Mauricie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Mauricie region 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 360 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%
Montréal Region Good

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

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 4,010 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%
Montérégie Region Good

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

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 1,530 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): 11%
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 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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 order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 150 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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Outaouais region 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.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 440 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 Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2019-2021 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.

In order to be designated a certified physiotherapist in Quebec, candidates must have completed a Master of Science degree in physiotherapy and be a member of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ). As the majority of jobs are filled by recent university graduates, the strong demand for physiotherapy services is hinting at possible recruitment challenges. There is a growing demand from public institutions and private firms for physical rehabilitation therapists, who are authorized to perform certain types of physiotherapy, including orthopedic physiotherapy.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of physiotherapists in private practice, in nursing homes or long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), in local community services centres (CLSCs) and in hospitals. Growth in employment for physiotherapists will be driven by population aging, shorter stays in health institutions (the shift to ambulatory care) and an improvement in the survival rate of accident victims and newborns. Allocated governmental budgets will also have an effect on the demand for physiotherapists in public health care facilities.

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

  • Approximately 230 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 5%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Ontario 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.

In Ontario, the number of physiotherapists has increased over the last decade. More than half of physiotherapists are employed in the health care and social assistance sector, working mainly with clients at physiotherapy clinics and in hospitals. Physiotherapy services are covered by most private extended health insurance plans, and in some cases by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Demand for these professionals is therefore influenced by a patient's ability to pay the full or partial cost of treatment, and the level of public health funding.

The health-care needs of a growing and aging population are generating demand for the services of physiotherapists. Demand for these professionals may increase as the incidence of injuries and need for treatment of chronic and acute pain rises with the aging population of the province. Focus on wellness and rehabilitation overall, and keeping the aging population active in their homes is further adding to the demand for physiotherapy services. A shift in health care delivery to community-based services will continue to generate opportunities for physiotherapists in either home care, long-term care or other support facilities. Increased focus on reducing opioid misuse and supporting alternative approaches to managing acute or chronic pain may further increase demand for physiotherapists.

However, the newly instituted funding cap to the Ontario Autism Program, which will limit how much families can receive in funding in a given year for eligible autism services such as physiotherapy, may have an impact on the labour prospects of this occupation. As well, the provincial government has announced plans to reorganize health care providers into various coordinated teams focusing on patients and specific local needs in a new type of unit called Ontario Health Teams, with each Team to fall under a new funding structure.

Select physiotherapists also work in interdisciplinary teams and various forms of circles of care where close collaboration with other healthcare professionals is compulsory. About 30% of the province's physiotherapists are self-employed. Staying on top of the latest marketing trends, such as use of social media that engage clients, may benefit these professionals in increasing the number of their clients. The practice of physiotherapy is regulated by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. These professionals are required to have a master's degree.

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

  • Approximately 11,000 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 prospects

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region 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 Physiotherapists in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 1,080 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 2019-2021 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 540 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 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 Physiotherapists in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 920 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): 7%
London Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the London region 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 Physiotherapists in the London region:

  • Approximately 570 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): 10%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2019-2021 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 Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 270 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): 16%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 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 330 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): 6%
Northwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Northwest region 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 Physiotherapists in the Northwest region:

    • Approximately 160 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): 9%
Ottawa Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Ottawa region 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 Physiotherapists in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 1,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 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): 92%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 8%
Toronto Region Good

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

The presence of a higher number of other health care facilities including hospitals and physiotherapy clinics in this region should support favourable job opportunities for these professionals.

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

  • Approximately 5,040 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 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 Physiotherapists in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 290 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%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Manitoba 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 Physiotherapists in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 47%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 42%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 8%
  • 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 prospects

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 Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the North Central region 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 Physiotherapists in the North Central 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%
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 Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the South Central region 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 Physiotherapists in the South Central 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%
Southeast Region Undetermined

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

Southwest Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Southwest region 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 Physiotherapists in the Southwest region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
Winnipeg Region Good

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

  • Approximately 720 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%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Saskatchewan for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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 prospects

Northern Region Undetermined

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

Prince Albert Region Undetermined

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

Regina–Moose Mountain Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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): 94%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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 340 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.

AlbertaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 Alberta region:

  • Approximately 3,500 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 prospects

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 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 Physiotherapists in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 140 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%
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 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 Physiotherapists in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 140 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%
Calgary Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Calgary region 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 Physiotherapists in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 1,420 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): 7%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Camrose - Drumheller region 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 Physiotherapists in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 80%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 20%
Edmonton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Edmonton region 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 Physiotherapists in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 1,400 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): 5%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

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

  • Approximately 190 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 Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Red Deer region for the 2019-2021 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 Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 5%
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 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 Physiotherapists in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 3,600 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 prospects

Cariboo Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Physiotherapists (NOC 3142) in the Cariboo region for the 2019-2021 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 Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 86%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
Kootenay Region Good

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

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

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

  • Approximately 2,160 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 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 Physiotherapists in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Physiotherapists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
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 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 Physiotherapists in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 600 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): 5%

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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