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NOC 3112 – General practitioners and family physicians

To apply under NOC-3112 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of General practitioners and family physicians.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

General practitioners and family physicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and consult with other medical practitioners to evaluate patients’ physical and mental health
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments
  • Perform and assist in routine surgery
  • Provide emergency care
  • Provide acute care management
  • Vaccinate patients to prevent and treat diseases
  • Deliver babies and provide pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Advise patients and their families on health care including health promotion, disease, illness and accident prevention
  • Provide counselling and support to patients and their families on a wide range of health and lifestyle issues
  • Perform patient advocacy role
  • Co-ordinate or manage primary patient care
  • Provide continuous care to patients
  • Supervise home care services
  • Report births, deaths, and contagious and other diseases to governmental authorities.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a General practitioners and family physicians. 

NOC 3112 – General practitioners and family physicians: example titles.

  • civil aviation medical officer
  • company physician
  • doctor of medicine (MD)
  • doctor, family
  • doctor, medical
  • family doctor
  • family physician
  • family practitioner
  • general practice intern
  • general practice physician
  • general practitioner (GP)
  • GP (general practitioner)
  • industrial medical officer
  • industrial medicine physician
  • industrial physician
  • intern
  • intern, general practice
  • MD (doctor of medicine)
  • medical doctor
  • medical officer of health (MOH)
  • medical officer, civil aviation
  • missionary doctor
  • MOH (medical officer of health)
  • physician resident
  • physician, community preventive medicine
  • physician, company
  • physician, family
  • physician, general practice
  • physician, industrial
  • physician, primary care
  • physician, public health
  • practitioner, general
  • primary care physician
  • public health physician
  • resident
  • resident physician
  • resident, general practice

Employment Requirements

  • 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 Two to three years of family medicine residency training are required.
  • Completion of the qualifying examinations of the Medical Council of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec and Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority are required.

Additional Information

  • General practitioners and family physicians may become specialist physicians with additional training.


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