Dental care is not publicly funded in Canada. Most Canadians rely on private or employer-sponsored health insurance for dental coverage, or pay out of pocket. Each province in Canada has a local Dental Regulatory Authority that oversees the practice of dentistry.
In Canada the individual chooses a family physician, also known as a general practitioner or GP. The GP is your main point of contact with Canada’s healthcare system.
Healthcare in Canada is delivered through a tax funded healthcare system, which is free at point of use. This universal healthcare system, established in 1961, has long been a source of pride for Canadians, and is an incentive for many expats looking to relocate to Canada.
Pharmaceuticals are issued at pharmacies across Canada. You will find hundreds of pharmacies in larger, urban centers, and at least one pharmacy in most small, rural communities.