Family physicians are in high demand within Canada. They are among Canada’s front-line medical workers, and deliver services to a wide variety of patient types, ages, and ailments. Becoming a family physician takes money, time, and commitment, and you want to ensure you end up somewhere that fits both your personality and your budget. We’ve gathered data from across the country to help answer How Much Do Family Physicians Make in Canada?50-53% of medical students choose to become family doctors. The draw to become a family doctor is due to the opportunity for flexible hours, work life balance, and personal relationships with their patients. Canadian family physician salary is high, but there are also plenty of non-monetary benefits for this choice. Family doctors are able to spend more time with each patient, enjoy happier lives, and report less workplace stress than other specializations. In the latest CMA profile, 74% of family doctors say they are satisfied with their current professional life, and over half of them are satisfied with their work life balance. Working as a family doctor also allows you the option of opening your own practice, giving you even more flexibility over how much you will work. Per the Canadian Medical Association, over 50% of family doctors operate out of a group or solo practice, working an average of 49 hours per week. So what is the average family doctor salary in Canada? The answer depends on which province you live in, the amount of patients you expect to see, and whether you take part in any alternative payment arrangements beyond the fee for services model. Here are some facts about family doctors across the country:
Family Physician Salary in Ontario & BC
Things our lawyers want you to read
This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by RBC Ventures Inc. or its affiliates.
Get the latest industry updates, billing tips and more direct to your inbox.