Canada has a public health care system that makes critical care accessible to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents alike.
Although the health care systems are run by Provincial ministries of health, the Federal Government sets the standards for health care across the country. There are three provinces that charge health care premiums (BC, Alberta and Ontario). In the remaining provinces and territories, health care is paid for through taxes. Provincial governments are responsible for the actual administration and delivery of health care in their jurisdictions.