The cost of healthcare for refugees and refugee claimants amounts to a fraction of that of other Canadians

Cost of healthcare for refugees in CanadaThe cost of healthcare for refugees and refugee claimants amounts to just 10% of that of other Canadians.

In addition, newcomers to Canada use fewer health services as compared to Canadians, especially in their first few years after arrival. This phenomenon has become popularly known as the ‘healthy immigrant’ effect.