How much does Canada spend on health care?

Total health expenditure is expected to amount to $6,299 per Canadian in 2016

How much will we spend on health in 2016?

  • 228 billion dollars
  • 2.7 percentage growth
  • 6299 dollars per person
  • 11.1 percent of GDP

Source: National Health Expenditure Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information


  • Total health expenditure in Canada is projected to be $228.1 billion in 2016, a 2.7% increase from 2015.
  • Total health care spending per Canadian is expected to be $6,299 in 2016.
  • Health expenditure is forecast to represent 11.1% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, a share that is lower than in the past, following the recession in 2009.
  • Viewed in the context of the last 40+ years, recent growth trends appear similar to that experienced in the mid-1990s.