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Average General Practitioner and Family Physician Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for General Practitioners and Family Physicians.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3112.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: medical doctor, general practitioner (GP) and family physician.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $120,000 – $240,000.
Employment prospects for general practitioners and family physicians are very good in Canada. The government forecasts that because the Canadian population is aging, the demand in this profession will increase for the near future.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $77.52 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $54.72 per hour.
Average (Median) Hourly Wages for General Practitioners and Family Physicians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta(2)||27.69||64.22||167.45||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta(2)||30.76||64.22||167.45||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(2)||24.56||54.72||132.24||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba(2)||21.13||70.90||139.96||2011|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1),(2)||24.72||62.60||141.73||2011|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(2)||28.99||61.75||103.89||2011|
|Toronto – Ontario(2)||20.19||65.34||167.59||2011|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(2)||21.03||66.12||159.02||2011|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(2)||31.89||77.52||-149.69||2011|
|Ottawa – Ontario(2)||29.05||64.59||134.89||2011|
|Prince Edward Island||71.25||–||82.10||2011|
|Montreal – Quebec||–||–||–||–|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*(1)||–||50.00||–||2013|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes general practitioners and family physicians, is $37.88. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $75,000.
Licensing by a provincial or territorial regulatory body is required for this occupation.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
There are over 65,000 general practitioners and family physicians working in Canada.