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Just for You - Immigrants

Immigrants are eligible for health care coverage under the Canada Health Act, although there are waiting periods of up to 90 days in some provinces.

Our Health Care page has basic information on Canada's health care system including federal responsibilities and links to provincial and territorial health ministries.

For a list of resources about your health and the surrounding environment, food safety and consumer product safety, consult the Consumer Information page.

  • The Next link will take you to another Web site Metropolis Project is an international cooperative research project that studies the effects of immigration upon the immigrant and upon the society that the immigrant enters.

Women experience the Canadian health care system in unique ways because of their gender, race, socio-economic status and geographical location.

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