Do I need to establish a health insurance plan?

Each province has its own hospital and medical care plans. In some provinces, these plans are funded by a payroll tax, which the employer pays. The tax is usually a percentage of income paid to employees. In Alberta and British Columbia there is a fixed monthly premium paid by individuals. The employer may choose to pay all or part of the premium on the employee's behalf. The premium that the employer pays is a taxable benefit to the employee.