In Québec, we don’t have to pay directly for healthcare—it’s a public service provided by the government and funded in part by sales tax and income tax. Here are examples of the actual cost of some services:
One day of hospitalization for one person costs about $4,300.See note 1
An outpatient surgery costs about $4,700.See note 2
Note 1 CHU DE QUÉBEC – UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL. Tarifs pour les non-résidents canadiens. Hospitalisation en salle, [Online], [http://www.chudequebec.ca] (Viewed on October 24, 2022).
Note 2 CHU DE QUÉBEC – UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL. Tarifs pour les non-résidents canadiens. Chirurgie d’un jour, [Online], [http://www.chudequebec.ca] (Viewed on October 22, 2022).
There you have it!
Now you know a bit more about the main public services and social programs that your taxes help pay for.
At Revenu Québec, our role is to make sure that everyone pays and receives their fair share.