Speech language pathologists and audiologists are professionals who evaluate and treat people who have speech, language, or hearing disorders.
Working with educators, medical and rehabilitation personnel, psychologists, and social workers, these professionals are usually part of a comprehensive team of rehabilitation specialists.
A master’s degree or equivalent is the recognized standard of qualification for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
As of 2008 there were 7,316 speech-language pathologists and 1,398 audiologists working in Canada.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is pleased to announce the availability of “Canada’s Health Care Providers 1997 to 2008, A Reference Guide”. This document provides aggregate, supply-based trend information by province/territory and year for 24 health occupations in Canada – including audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The report is streamlined to highlight information that has changed over time: education and training, graduate counts, regulatory environments, and demographics and supply.