Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2019

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Health spending per person varies among the provinces and territories, and it is highest in the territories.

Among the provinces in 2019, total health spending per person is forecast to range, for example, from $8,190 in Newfoundland and Labrador to $6,953 in Ontario and $6,548 in British Columbia.

Here are the 2019 forecasts for per-person spending and the corresponding growth rates for Canada as a whole and for each province and territory:

  • Canada: $7,068 per person; 2.9% increase
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: $8,190 per person; 1.6% increase
  • Prince Edward Island: $7,447 per person; 2.3% increase
  • Nova Scotia: $7,381 per person; 2.5% increase
  • New Brunswick: $7,187 per person; 2.8% increase
  • Quebec: $6,935 per person; 5.5% increase
  • Ontario: $6,953 per person; 2.6% increase
  • Manitoba: $7,404 per person; 1.2% increase
  • Saskatchewan: $7,249 per person; 1.7% increase
  • Alberta: $7,658 per person; 0.3% increase
  • British Columbia: $6,548 per person; 3.4% increase
  • Yukon: $11,733 per person; 0.5% increase
  • Northwest Territories: $17,475 per person; 1.5% increase
  • Nunavut: $19,061 per person; 6.2% increase