Medical Exam
Jul. 16, 2021

Temporary Public Policy on Medical Exam Exemption

Temporary Public Policy on Medical Exam Exemption

During the pandemic, qualified permanent residents applicants and in-Canada family members are exempted from medical examination to streamline the health screening requirement for in-Canada foreign nationals, while limiting risk to Canadians or the Canadian health care system.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants, who has submitted an application to become a permanent resident or for a permanent residence visa, and his/her accompanying family members (spouse, common-law partner, dependent children) and they are physically present in Canada; 

  2. Has submitted to an Immigration Medical Examination within five years prior to the coming into effect of this temporary public policy;

  3. The Department has a record of that Immigration Medical Examination, and the most recent examination submitted to was assessed and coded as:

    1. M1: indicating they pose no danger to public health and public safety;

    2. M3 (except where they have been assessed and coded as “TR only” or “EDE only”): indicating they have a health condition present but are not expected to place an excessive demand on health or social services; or

    3. M2 or M2/3 (except where they have been assessed and coded as “TR only” or “EDE only”): indicating they are a potential risk to public health, but they have complied with their requirement to report to provincial/territorial health authorities for medical surveillance; and

  4. Has not resided or stayed for a total period in excess of six months in an area that the Minister determines has a higher incidence of serious communicable disease than Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/medical-police/medical-exams/requirements-temporary-residents/country-requirements.html )) within the year prior to the coming into effect of this temporary public policy.


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Xueran HAN
Xueran HAN
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)