General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients. They provide primary contact and continuous care toward the management of patients’ health.
For the full and official description of this occupation according to the National Occupational Classification, visit the NOC site here.
Examples of Occupational Titles
general practitioner (GP);
resident, general practice.
Job prospects in this occupation are good.
(Update: January 2010)
Aside from a slight decrease in the late 90s owing to the effects of the provincial government’s pre-retirement program, the number general practitioners and family physicians has increased significantly over the last few years. Because of the growth in health care needs, government health care priorities, and because the labour pool is too small, their number should rise significantly in the next few years.
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