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CIHI releases annual health workforce information and data collection standards

Press Release

July 30, 2020 —

Updated annual hospitalization and emergency department statistics, health workforce information and wait time data are now available from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The health workforce and wait time data predates the emergence of COVID-19 and the current pandemic. Updated information can be found on the topics below.

Also available is a proposed standard for collecting race-based data in health care in Canada, with considerations for ethnicity and Indigenous identity.

COVID-19 Hospitalization and Emergency Department Statistics, 2019–2020

Explore information on 2019–2020 hospitalizations and emergency department visits for patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19, including volumes, patient demographics and other key factors.

Download the data tables

Supply, Distribution and Migration of Physicians in Canada, 2019

Data tables with information on the demographics, geographic distribution and specialty of physicians from 2015 to 2019.

Download the data tables

Health Workforce, 2019

Data tables with information on the supply, demographics, geographic distribution, education and employment of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists from 2010 to 2019.

Find out more about occupational therapists in Canada

Find out more about physiotherapists in Canada

Find out more about pharmacists in Canada

Nursing in Canada, 2019: A Lens on Supply and Workforce

Report and data tables highlighting trends in the supply, distribution, demographics, education, retention and employment of the 4 groups of regulated nurses: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and licensed practical nurses.

Find out more about nursing in Canada

Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada

A web tool with 2019 data that provides a snapshot of how long patients wait for priority procedures and the proportion of patients who receive care within benchmarks for hip and knee replacements, hip fracture repair, cataract surgery, coronary artery bypass graft, radiation therapy, MRI scans and CT scans.

Find out more about wait times for priority procedures

Proposed Standards for Race-Based and Indigenous Identity Data Collection and Health Reporting in Canada, 2020

Proposed standards for collecting race-based and Indigenous identity data in health care in Canada, with considerations for ethnicity.

Find out more about the standards

Future releases

CIHI is committed to providing our stakeholders and partners with high-quality information while also recognizing that their needs have temporarily changed. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and re-evaluate and adjust our public release plans as necessary. For the most up-to-date information about our release schedule, please check our upcoming releases web page regularly.

About CIHI

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing essential health information to all Canadians.

CIHI works closely with federal, provincial and territorial partners and stakeholders throughout Canada to gather, package and disseminate information to inform policy, management, care and research, leading to better and more equitable health outcomes for all Canadians.

Health information has become one of society’s most valuable public goods. For 25 years, CIHI has set the pace on data privacy, security, accessibility and innovation to improve Canada’s health systems.

CIHI: Better data. Better decisions. Healthier Canadians.

Media contact

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For English inquiries
Kate Parson

For French inquiries
Corinne Ton That