National Benchmarks

Canada's First Ministers identified five priority areas for improvement in wait times - cancer, joint replacements, vision, cardiac surgery, and diagnostic imaging. Each year provinces are measured against these national benchmarks.

Visit CIHI to see the benchmarks for treatment and wait time trending across Canada (including Nova Scotia’s numbers).

Reduce your wait time

Not all wait times are the same, and you may reduce your wait time for health care services. Explore options and talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Talk to your primary care provider

Wait time information can help you and your primary care provider make informed decisions. Find wait times and share the numbers with your healthcare provider.