When you apply for a Canadian visa or when you arrive at a port of entry, a Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can be granted entry into the country. However, if you are found inadmissible, you will be denied a visa, entry or even removed from Canada. There are several reasons one could be found inadmissible: financial reasons, security reasons, misrepresentation, human rights violations, medical reasons and so on.
The Requirement for Immigration Medical Examination
What Is Medical Inadmissibility?
Applicants with medical issues could be found medically inadmissible to Canada. There are three main reasons for medical inadmissibility. Medical inadmissibility may occur if:
- your medical condition could harm public safety
- your medical condition could harm public health
- your medical condition could cause excessive demand on health or social services.
What Constitutes Excessive Demand on Health and Social Services?
- The services required to treat or manage your condition would cost more than the excessive demand cost threshold, or
- The health or social services required to treat or manage your condition would negatively affect wait times for services in Canada.
- Therefore, one must submit an adequate response to the Procedural Fairness Letter with a medical plan, a plan that outline how you intend to manage the medical condition in Canada without a recourse to public funds or social assistance.
- Protected individuals;
- Refugees and their dependants;
- Certain Individuals sponsored by their family (dependent children, spouses, common-law partners)