Canadian Specialty Profiles

The Canadian Specialty Profiles provide descriptions of various specialties available in Canada. They were prepared by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) in collaboration with Dr. June Harris of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Profiles are available for family medicine and 38 of the 93 Royal College certified specialties, subspecialties, specialty programs and areas of focused competence.

The Profiles provide a description and information on:

  • practice environment
  • time allocations
  • expected income
  • professional satisfaction

This information may be used, in conjunction with other resources, to help medical learners decide which specialty may be of interest to them.