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Number of Members

In 2016, Ontario's regulated professions and compulsory trades had 1,138,088 members. The following chart shows a breakdown of members by profession.

Members in OFC-Monitored Professions and Trades, 2016
Profession
   Number of Members
Teachers238,143bar
Nurses174,118bar
Chartered Accountants89,479bar
Engineers80,567bar
Lawyers56,319bar
Electricians - Construction and Maintenance52,771bar
Early Childhood Educators51,108bar
Automotive Service Technicians49,391bar
Physicians and Surgeons41,146bar
Hairstylists34,514bar
Truck and Coach Technicians30,229bar
Plumbers19,264bar
Engineering Technicians and Technologists17,572bar
Social Workers16,853bar
Pharmacists15,715bar
Massage Therapists13,670bar
Dental Hygienists13,354bar
Paralegals9,734bar
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics9,682bar
Dental Surgeons9,524bar
Physiotherapists8,807bar
Sheet Metal Workers7,688bar
Medical Laboratory Technologists7,268bar
Medical Radiation Technologists6,982bar
Occupational Therapists5,813bar
Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers5,035bar
Steamfitters4,892bar
Chiropractors4,707bar
Veterinarians4,513bar
Pharmacy Technicians4,286bar
Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists3,995bar
Dietitians3,904bar
Architects3,827bar
Registered Psychotherapists3,819bar
Psychologists, Psychological Associates3,576bar
Respiratory Therapists3,233bar
Hoisting Engineers - Mobile Crane Operator 12,890bar
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists2,797bar
Opticians2,768bar
Kinesiologists2,541bar
Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics2,515bar
Geoscientists2,475bar
Social Service Workers2,353bar
Optometrists2,324bar
Naturopaths1,431bar
Truck-Trailer Service Technicians1,079bar
Motorcycle Technicians1,061bar
Hoisting Engineers - Tower Crane Operator1,033bar
Hoisting Engineers - Mobile Crane Operator 2973bar
Midwives857bar
Electricians - Domestic and Rural833bar
Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installers798bar
Foresters708bar
Chiropodists692bar
Denturists682bar
Dental Technologists556bar
Alignment and Brakes Technicians310bar
Transmission Technicians298bar
Automotive Electronic Accessory Technicians276bar
Auto Body Repairers274bar
Fuel and Electrical Systems Technicians66bar
Management Accountants *0bar
Certified General Accountants *0bar
Land Surveyors0bar

* Please refer to the Chartered Accountants for all quantitative data.

The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates lawyers and paralegals.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists regulates pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers regulates the two groups represented in its name.