A "new" study, 2003, Infection control at nursing homes found lacking, see the CBC news post, provides nothing new.
According to Statistics Canada data, there were a total of 2,101 residential facilities for the aged across the country in 2006-2007. CBC published a map of locations, as well as information by province and territory.
Long-term facilities-based care is not covered by the Canada Health Act. It is governed by the provinces and not the feds. Services, rules and regulations vary across the nation. In Ontario, we have a variety of profit and non-profit centres. There are a variety of staff who work in such homes.