Posted September 27, 2018 10:23:22A high-paid job in Canada’s health sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, according to a new report.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a government think tank, estimates that there are more than 1,000,000 physicians, nurses and other medical professionals working in Canada.
That compares to more than 5,500,000 in the U.S., which has the highest number of doctors per capita in the OECD, the OECD’s regional economic association, according the report released on Wednesday.
In Canada, the total number of medical professionals has more than doubled from 1.1 million in 2000 to more of 6,300,000 now.
That is partly due to the surge in the number of specialists, including surgeons, on the move from the U,S.
The report, Health Care in the Next Fifty Years, argues that the number and pace of medical changes will drive the number, and the pace, of growth for the sector.
It says Canada has more and more health care professionals than anywhere else in the developed world, but the report doesn’t make the case that Canada is immune from the challenges that lie ahead.
The new report also shows the Canadian economy is growing faster than most countries, but that the health care sector is still struggling.
It notes that a record-breaking year in 2016 marked a major slowdown in the Canadian health care industry, with the number growth rate down from a high of 8.5 per cent a year earlier to about 6.6 per cent.
It also says the sector’s average pay has been flat for a decade, while the average cost of care has grown at a much slower rate.
The report points out that the average price of a typical hospital stay in Canada is now $9,000.
It also notes that the median family income in Canada in 2016 was $44,000 and the median income in the United States was $53,000.
“If we want to be competitive, we need to be able to pay doctors, nurses, and other health care workers at a level that they can sustain for a long time,” said Daniel Gershman, co-author of the report and an economist with the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Gershmann said he doesn’t think Canada will have enough doctors in the future to compete.
“I’m not sure that Canada will ever be able get enough physicians, particularly in a very short period of time,” he said.
“The numbers that we see in the report are actually pretty modest.
The next 20 years are going to be a tough time for Canada, and I think we will have to be careful how we manage the transition from a health care system to a social safety net system.”
Gersdman said there is an expectation among health care providers that the Canadian system will continue to grow, with more and better medical training and better health outcomes.
But he noted that the report does not factor in the fact that a lot of the health system could be overhauled in Canada, like the way medical students are paid.
“We’re not going to get rid of all of the things that we do.
There are a lot that will need to change, but we can’t do all of them,” he added.
Germaine Gagnon, a physician and researcher at the University of Ottawa who has been working with the Canadian Centre, said he hopes that more and bigger changes will be on the way to the health sector.
“There is an increasing awareness in the health field that we have a lot to learn about the workforce.
We have a high percentage of doctors, and it’s an aging population,” he told CBC News.”
It’s a great time for physicians, it’s a good time for health care, and we need more people with the skills and experience.”
Gagnon noted that a few provinces have been expanding their health care programs in recent years.
He noted that Saskatchewan has expanded its program, Manitoba has opened up its system and Ontario is trying to find a way to expand its program.
“What I hope is that we’ll continue to see a lot more changes that are in the pipeline, and in the process we’ll see more health professionals in Canada,” he continued.
Gagnons report does predict that Canada’s economic outlook will improve, but said there are some key challenges ahead, like a lack of public investment in health care.
“As a result, there’s a lot left to do in terms of infrastructure, as well as a lot going on in terms, as we speak, in the private sector that is not well supported by the government,” he explained.
“That’s where we’ll need to see the most investment in the next 20 to 30 years.”
The report notes that public investments in health have been slowing over the past decade, with an average of just 2.7 per cent in the past five years.
The slow rate of investment