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Indicator Metadata

Name Health Care Providers Employed in Direct Care, by Top 15 Countries of Graduation and Type of Provider
Short/Other Names

Health Care Providers by Top 15 Countries of Graduation

Description Number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care, by top 15 countries of graduation and type of provider
Interpretation Descriptive information providing insight on the proportion of Canadian and foreign-trained health care providers and their migration patterns
HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Provider; may be further aggregated by age, highest level of education, setting of employment, urban/rural/remote, etc.

Indicator Results

https://www.cihi.ca/en/health-workforce

Identifying Information
Name Health Care Providers Employed in Direct Care, by Top 15 Countries of Graduation and Type of Provider
Short/Other Names

Health Care Providers by Top 15 Countries of Graduation

Indicator Description and Calculation
Description Number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care, by top 15 countries of graduation and type of provider
Calculation: Description

Number of health care providers by top 15 countries of graduation

Unit of Analysis: Service provider

Calculation: Geographic Assignment

Place of service

Calculation: Type of Measurement

Number - Number of health care providers by top 15 countries of graduation

Calculation: Adjustment Applied

None

Calculation: Method of Adjustment

Not applicable

Denominator

Description:
Top 15 countries (based on ISO 3166-1 country codes or Statistics Canada country codes)
Inclusions:

  • Top 15 countries
  • Countries that have been dissolved may be included if a health care provider graduated in a year in which the country existed.
Numerator

Description:
Number of health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care
Inclusions:

  • Active registered health care providers employed in the profession and working in direct care.


Additional inclusion criteria vary by type of provider.

Exclusions:

  • Inactive registrants or health care providers who did not register in a province or territory.
  • Health care providers who did not report a country of graduation at time of registration.


Additional exclusion criteria vary by type of provider.

Background, Interpretation and Benchmarks
Rationale

Based on World Health Organization (WHO) National Health Workforce Accounts indicator 1-09: Percentage of Active Foreign-Trained Health Workers by Place of Birth (Domestic/Foreign) and by Country of Training, this indicator can inform programs and policies to maximize the benefits that internationally educated professionals bring to Canada.

Interpretation

Descriptive information providing insight on the proportion of Canadian and foreign-trained health care providers and their migration patterns

HSP Framework Dimension

Health System Inputs and Characteristics: Health system resources

Areas of Need

Not applicable

Targets/Benchmarks

WHO: Dependency on foreign health workers

References

World Health Organization. National Health Workforce Accounts: A Handbook. 2016.

World Health Organization. Global Strategy on Health Resources for Health: Workforce 2030. 2016.

Availability of Data Sources and Results
Data Sources

HWDB

Available Data Years

Type of Year:

First Available Year:
2008
Last Available Year:
2017

Geographic Coverage

All provinces/territories

Reporting Level/Disaggregation

National, Province/Territory, Provider; may be further aggregated by age, highest level of education, setting of employment, urban/rural/remote, etc.

Result Updates
Update Frequency

Varies by type of provider

Indicator Results

Web Tool:
Health workforce data tables
URL: https://www.cihi.ca/en/health-workforce

Updates

Not applicable

Quality Statement
Caveats and Limitations

Statistics reported may differ from those reported by other organizations due to differences in data collection and reporting methodologies.

Issues of under- and/or over-coverage may vary by type of provider.

Trending Issues

Vary by type of provider

Comments

Please note that the available data years, geographic coverage, reporting level/disaggregation and update frequency vary by type of provider.

“Available data year” can refer to data year (for nurses) or to reporting year (for occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists).