Canada has one of the world's best health systems. Every citizen and permanent
resident is covered by insurance plan of the province he/she lives in.
the health plan funded by tax measures and provides the world's best quality
essential health services including doctors' fee and hospital charges.
Quality of Education
Canada offers free primary and secondary education and subsidized post-secondary
studies. Every child must attend school until the age of 16-17 years.
The choice of public schools is according to where the child lives. Canada
spends more on education than any industrialized nation.
Canada is a welfare state. This means that the government takes care of
its citizen's basic social services. These services are being funded from
the taxes. Some of these services are:
1. Child tax benefit
The Federal government makes a monthly payment for the well being of the
children. The payment is to the parent of the child (generally to the
mother) on child's behalf. The amount of child tax benefit is according
to the family income.
2. Social assistance/ welfare
Commonly known as Welfare, social Assistance payments are meant to cover
the people who are not entitled to other benefits to pay for food, shelter,
clothing, prescription drugs etc.
3. Unemployment benefits
4. Pension plans, old age security