Canada: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 Under 5,000
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Tourists 2019 22.142 million
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Population 2021 38.1 million
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Canada is a complex mix of good healthcare, long wait times and long standing tough rules on private treatment and bans on private health insurance.


Medical tourism numbers in

Several thousand cross the border.


Medical tourism numbers out

An estimated 63,459 Canadians travelled abroad for medical care in 2016, up nearly 40% over the previous year, claims a study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. ‘Leaving Canada for Medical Care 2017’ estimates that 9,454 patients travelled abroad for general surgery, more than any other treatment.


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