Occupational Medicine

The SIFP Program in Occupational Medicine seeks to promote the quality of knowledge and competency of Canadian family physicians in the area of occupational health.  Occupational health concerns itself with the anticipation, recognition and control of hazards to the health of working people; preventing worked-induced diseases and injuries; promotion of the overall health in the workforce; and enhanced productivity of the Canadian workforce.

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This page contains relevant College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and external material, web resources, papers and clinical practice guidelines for physicians who have a special interest in occupational medicine.

Disclaimer: Most of the materials on this site have come from external sources. The CFPC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability of application of these materials. Users wishing to verify this information should consult directly with the identified sources. The information on this site does not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the CFPC.


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Civil Aviation Medicine
Institut de recherché Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail (IRSST)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society

Training Programs

Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine (University of Alberta)
This program has been accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 111 Mainpro-M1 credits, and is now available in Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the Maritimes.
McGill University Occupational Health Sciences Program
Medical College of Wisconsin Master of Public Health program


Accommodation Works! Workplace Accommodation Tool
Short-Term Illness Certificate – CMA Policy (2011)

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