Canada is known for having one of the best health care systems in the world. Citizens and permanent residents have easy access to high quality, prepaid medical and physician services. Together with its fresh air and clean environs, quality produce and province-based health programs, learn how Manitobans enjoy active and healthy living to the fullest.
- Canada has a publicly funded health care system known as “Medicare”.
- The Health Sciences Centre is the largest hospital in Winnipeg employing around 6000 people.
- Research has shown that immigrants are less likely to take advantage of mental health services than non-immigrants.
- According to studies done by the Immigrant Health Program at the Elisabeth Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa, immigrants and refugees are healthier than the general Canadian population when they arrive, but their health suffers after they start living in Canada.
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