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Employment study

Since 2011, the Royal College has been examining the employment patterns of newly certified specialists and subspecialists and the factors underlying their unemployment.

Employment Patterns of Canada’s Newly Certified Medical Specialists: Findings from the Royal College Employment Study (2019) summarizes findings from the 2011 to 2017 surveys. It examines

  • employment patterns of 6,236 specialists newly certified by the Royal College;
  • physician employment trends by province;
  • how long it took new specialists to secure a post; and
  • what new specialists reported as the key enablers and barriers to finding employment.