Australians in Canada

australians canadaAustralians and Canadians travel to each other’s countries frequently. Australia and Canada are both under the monarchy, which makes travel between the two countries very painless. It is a considerable air fare, but because the two countries have such a good relationship, Aussies are treated like brethren in Canada. They are able to find work, access Canadian healthcare and live among Canadians effortlessly.

Work and holiday visas are easy for Australians to acquire when traveling to Canada. There are more visas processed for Australians than any other nationality in Canada. Temporary visas give the visa holder access to the healthcare system, and they give them the right work. One particularly popular travel venture for Australians is to work in a Canadian ski town and board or ski the slopes through the winter. Australians also flock to Western Canada to fruit pick.

Although Canada and Australia are particularly friendly to one another, they are drastically different countries, particularly in climate. Canada is cold and holds more fresh water than any other country on earth. Australia is hot and arid, with ongoing drought conditions. The culture and dialect are vastly different between the two countries. This creates a great deal of intrigue between Canada and Australia. Many travellers between the two countries go there to experience a totally different environment.

Both the Canadian and the Australian healthcare systems have a lot to offer their residents. Both are considered some of the better run national healthcare systems. Both offer first world medical technology and advancements and the practice of medicine is well established in both countries. Specialists and general practicioners alike compete for positions in these countries. They also offer unique services between the two countries, which creates appeal for those who are looking to travel for medical purposes.

Canada’s Medical Health Treatment Options

Canada medical healthPeople from all over the world take advantage of Canada’s renowned social healthcare system. Considered the best socialized medical system in the Western world, Canada’s healthcare system is renowned for its successful model of accessible healthcare for residents and citizens. Medical tourists from Australia and other regions come to Canada for healthcare reasons and discover how high quality the medical system is in Canada. Canadian physicians are trained under very high standards and are very well regulated by the Canadian medical system. Some of the most highly utilized medical services in Canada are as follows:

  • General medicine. General family physicians in Canada are an invaluable resource. Most are trained in Canada and then enter the work force, but many general physicians in Canada come from other regions of the world, such as Japan and India. Canadian medicine follows Western medicine philosophy, but there are a number of naturopathic practicioners in Canada who offer a more Eastern philosophy on medicine as well. Both are considered valuable assets to Canadian medicine.
  • Specialized medicine. Specialists in Canada are highly trained medical professionals who are called upon to handle the specific and complex medical problems of Canadians and people who come to Canada to use the medical system. Canadian specialists are highly desirable commodities. Canada is home to some specialists of world renown who are considered the best in their field by global standards.
  • Surgery and hospital. The surgical and hospital services of Canada are also considered to be premiere. Many people from around the globe deliberately take advantage of Canada’s surgical capabilities as well as their premiere hospital facilities.

Canada’s Mental Health Treatment Options

Canada mental health treatmentEveryone knows that Canada has one of the best run socialized healthcare systems in the world, and often times, the quality of mental health treatment in Canada is overlooked as the world focuses on the country’s medical provisions. This is a shame because the mental health treatment services in Canada rank among the best in the world. Most provinces in Canada do not treat mental health problems under the socialized medical system, meaning it is a largely privatized sector, although there are some mental health services that are covered by provincial care. For Australians, or people from other regions of the world, these services can be valuable reasons to engage in medical tourism. Some of the mental health specialties in Canada are as follows:

  • Counseling. Throughout the United States and Canada, counseling services are very similar in nature. They operate under many of the same standards and protocols. Counseling services in Canada are highly respected and sought after. Canadian counselors must meet minimum certification standards in order to practice counseling. Typically this position requires a master’s degree in psychology, as well as a certain amount of time put into practicum and training.
  • Rehabilitation. Like counseling, rehabilitation in Canada is largely privatized. Executive, luxury and high standard rehabilitation programs are not funded by the government. For low income residents or people who wish to be economical, there are government run rehabs that are covered by health insurance, or there are sometimes loan options for a variety of rehabs. Rehabilitation is necessary for people who are struggling to end their addiction or substance abuse.
  • Behavioral centers. Similar to rehabs, behavioral centers are a place where people who are struggling with mental illness and disorder go to recover. In Canada, some are government funded while others are private. Canada has similar mental health statistics to the United States. There are a large variety of mental disorders and problems present in Canada, but the behavioral centers and mental health services of Canada are some of the best in the world.