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Immigration Medical Examination

Immigration Medical Examination

Are you interested in traveling to Canada? If yes, you may be required to undergo a medical examination. A medical examination is usually conducted by a panel physician approved by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, And Citizenship Canada).

Why is medical examination important?

Medical examination is important for the public health of Canadians and to prevent the spread of diseases. Therefore, an applicant may be asked to undergo a medical examination that shows that they are in good health, and they have no disease that would pose a danger to Canadians or put excessive demand on public health and social services.

Who needs to have a medical examination?

You may require a medical examination depending on the length of your stay or the purpose of your visit to Canada. For example, if you belong to any of the following categories, you will require a medical examination.
  • Clinical laboratory workers
  • Workers in health care
  • Medical students
  • Workers in primary and secondary schools
  • Workers in home care and childcare settings
  • Agricultural workers
Additionally, if you plan to stay in Canada for more than six months, you need a medical examination if
  • You are applying for a parent or grandparent visa
  • You intend to study in Canada
  • You lived in certain countries for at least six months within the last year

Who is exempt from medical examination?

If you plan to stay in Canada for about six months or less, you are not required to undergo a medical exam unless you intend to work in specific jobs.

The process of medical examination

You as an applicant can either get your medical examination done before or after you apply. Getting your medical examination done before submitting your application or before being asked to do so by IRCC is called upfront medical examination.

You may also decide to wait until you receive instructions from IRCC before doing your medical examination. In this case, you have already submitted your application and IRCC` will send you a medical examination instruction at a certain stage in the application process. You will normally be required to do the medical examination within 30 days of receiving the instructions.
The medical examination will usually include:
  • Laboratory test
  • Diagnostic test
  • Physical examination
  • Review of your medical history
  • Mental examination.

Requirements for medical examination

When you go for your medical examination, you are required to bring the following among others:
  • Proof of identification (passport or national identity card)
  • A list of your current medications
  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear either of them

What is the validity of the medical examination?

Your medical exam results are valid for twelve months only. If you want to come to Canada as a student or as a worker, your letter of introduction displays the date your results expire.

How to locate a panel physician?

You need to find a panel physician in your region or country for your medical examination. However, keep in mind that the panel physician must b e one approved by IRCC. Check https://secure.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx for a list of approved panel physicians.

Be guided by a professional

To learn more about how you can migrate to Canada and get your medical examination done, please visit crestimmigration.ca or contact David Akinmoluwa on WhatsApp at +1(587)-974-8942 or info@crestimmigration.ca. We are here to help you achieve your goal!
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