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To apply under NOC-3111 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Specialist physicians.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Specialist physicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Specialists in clinical medicine

  • Diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery
  • Act as consultants to other physicians
  • May conduct medical research.

Specialists in laboratory medicine

  • Study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases
  • Conduct microscopic and chemical analyses of laboratory samples and specimens
  • Supervise laboratory activities
  • Act as consultants to other physicians.

Specialists in surgery

  • Assess patients’ diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures
  • Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries
  • Act as consultants to other physicians.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Specialist physicians. 

NOC 3111 – Specialist physicians: example titles.

  • acute care specialist
  • allergist
  • allergologist
  • anatomical pathologist
  • anatomopathologist
  • anesthesiologist
  • anesthetist
  • anesthetist-resuscitator
  • autopsy pathologist
  • biochemist, medical – physician
  • cardiac surgeon
  • cardiologist
  • cardiology specialist
  • cardiothoracic surgeon
  • cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon
  • cardiovascular and thoracic surgery specialist
  • cardiovascular surgeon
  • child specialist
  • clinical immunologist
  • clinical immunologist-allergist
  • clinical immunology and allergy specialist
  • clinical pathologist
  • clinical pharmacologist
  • community health physician
  • community medicine physician
  • community medicine specialist
  • cosmetic surgeon
  • critical care medicine physician
  • critical care medicine specialist
  • dermatologist
  • diagnostic radiologist
  • diagnostic radiology specialist
  • ear specialist
  • emergency medicine physician
  • emergency medicine specialist
  • emergency physician
  • emergentologist
  • endocrinologist
  • environmental medicine specialist
  • esthetic surgeon
  • eye specialist
  • forensic pathologist
  • gastroenterologist
  • general pathologist
  • general surgeon
  • geneticist – medical specialist
  • geriatric medicine specialist
  • geriatrician
  • geriatrics specialist
  • geriatrist
  • gynecologist
  • heart specialist
  • hematological-pathologist
  • hematologist
  • hematopathologist
  • hematopathology specialist
  • histopathologist – medical specialist
  • hyperbaric physician
  • immunologist and allergologist
  • infectious disease physician
  • infectious disease specialist
  • infertility specialist
  • inpatient physician
  • internal medicine specialist
  • internist
  • laryngologist
  • lung specialist
  • medical bacteriologist
  • medical biochemist – physician
  • medical examiner
  • medical geneticist
  • medical genetics specialist
  • medical microbiologist
  • medical oncologist
  • medical oncology specialist
  • medical parasitologist
  • medical pathologist
  • medical physiologist
  • medical specialist
  • neonatologist
  • nephrologist
  • nerve specialist
  • neurological surgeon
  • neurologist
  • neuropathologist
  • neuropsychiatrist
  • neurosurgeon
  • nose specialist
  • nuclear medicine physician
  • nuclear medicine specialist
  • nuclear physician
  • obstetrician
  • obstetrician-gynecologist
  • occupational health physician (OHP)
  • occupational medicine specialist
  • occupational physician
  • oculist
  • OHP (occupational health physician)
  • oncologist
  • oncologist, pediatric
  • oncologist, radiation
  • ophthalmologist
  • orthopedic surgeon
  • orthopedics specialist
  • orthopedist
  • otolaryngologist
  • otologist
  • otorhinolaryngologist
  • otorhinolaryngology specialist
  • pathologist – medical
  • pathologist, autopsy
  • pathologist-hematologist
  • pediatric oncologist
  • pediatric surgeon
  • pediatrician
  • phoniatrician
  • phoniatrist
  • physiatrist
  • physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist
  • physician, community health
  • physician, community medicine
  • physician, critical care medicine
  • physician, emergency
  • physician, infectious diseases
  • physician, nuclear medicine
  • physician, occupational health
  • physician, preventive medicine
  • physician, pulmonary medicine
  • physician, sports medicine
  • physician, tropical medicine
  • physiologist, medical
  • plastic surgeon
  • plastic surgery specialist
  • pneumologist
  • police surgeon
  • preventive medicine physician
  • preventive medicine specialist
  • proctologist
  • psychiatrist
  • psychopharmacologist
  • pulmonary disease specialist
  • pulmonary medicine physician
  • pulmonary medicine specialist
  • pulmonologist
  • radiation oncologist
  • radiologist
  • radiologist, diagnostic
  • radio-oncologist
  • radio-oncology specialist
  • rehabilitation specialist
  • respiratory disease specialist
  • respirologist
  • rheumatologist
  • rhinologist
  • skin disease specialist
  • skin specialist
  • specialist doctor
  • specialist in cardiology
  • specialist in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
  • specialist in community medicine
  • specialist in critical care medicine
  • specialist in emergency medicine
  • specialist in environmental medicine
  • specialist in epidemiology and community medicine
  • specialist in geriatric medicine
  • specialist in hematopathology
  • specialist in infectious diseases
  • specialist in infertility
  • specialist in internal medicine
  • specialist in medical oncology
  • specialist in nuclear medicine
  • specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • specialist in plastic surgery
  • specialist in preventive medicine
  • specialist in pulmonary disease
  • specialist in spinal injuries
  • specialist in sports medicine
  • specialist in vascular surgery
  • specialist physician
  • specialist, children
  • specialist, ears
  • specialist, eyes
  • specialist, heart
  • specialist, lungs
  • specialist, nerves
  • specialist, nose
  • specialist, occupational medicine
  • specialist, rehabilitation
  • specialist, skin
  • specialist, throat
  • spinal injury specialist
  • sports medicine physician
  • sports medicine specialist
  • surgeon
  • surgical pathologist
  • surgical physician
  • surgical resident
  • thoracic surgeon
  • throat specialist
  • tropical medicine physician
  • urologist
  • vascular surgeon

Employment Requirements

Specialist physicians

  • A bachelor’s degree or In Quebec, completion of a college program and one year of pre-medicine university studies is usually required.
  • Graduation from an approved medical school and specific specialty training are required.
  • Completion of the certifying examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority are required.

Specialists in clinical medicine

  • Four to five years of specialty residency training are required.
  • Two years of subspecialty training may also be required.

Specialists in laboratory medicine

  • Four to five years of specialty residency training are required.

Specialists in surgery

  • Five to six years of specialty residency training are required.
  • Two years of subspecialty training may also be required.

Additional Information

  • Progression to management positions, such as director of laboratory medicine or chief of surgery, is possible with experience.


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