Welcome to a fresh Canadian Immigration Guide blog!
Today, on our series, we are talking about one of the most important requisites for becoming a permanent resident of Canada- MEDICAL TESTS
Canada delightfully welcomes fit skilled immigrants, who are capable of making contributions to the economic growth of the country. Be it an international student opting for higher studies or a foreign skilled worker, every immigrant has to undergo medical tests.
Your immigration to Canada is based on your good medical conditions, in accordance with the laws. Here is a quick glance that every prospective permanent resident applicant must know. Let’s dive in!
Who should undergo a medical exam?
All permanent resident applicants are required to undergo a medical exam, including accompanying spouses, partners, and dependent children.
Even if you are going to be a temporary resident as a live-in caregiver or a visitor, a medical exam is mandatory for all visa applicants.
Where and whom to get a medical exam done from?
You can get your immigration medical examination in your home country or any country of your choice. The most important condition for the exam would be that the doctor conducting your physical examination must be a panel physician.
- The doctor included in the list as a designated panel physician approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can only conduct the immigration medical examination.
- Only these doctors are authorized to conduct your examination and issue a Health Certificate.
Which medical tests are required for Canadian immigration?
General physical checks for eyes, nose, heart, lungs, and others, chest X-rays, blood tests for HIV, Syphilis and urine tests are common tests that immigrants must undergo when applying for a Canadian PR.
A Temporary resident visa applicant must take the medical exam if:
- You’ve lived in or visited any country, for at least six months within the previous year
- You are planning to work in a job where public health must be protected.
- You are applying for a parent or grandparent super visa.
What are the requirements for a Medical Health Examination to apply for a Canada PR?
You and your family members need to be healthy as per the regulations of Canadian immigration.
They conduct your exam along with the family members to ensure that your current or expected medical conditions don’t create trouble for the Canadian Health or Social Services.
Note: People suffering from diseases, medical conditions or psychiatric conditions that require hospitalization and continual medical care are usually considered inadmissible to Canada after the medical examination.
What is the validity of the medical tests?
The Health Certificate issued by the panel physician is valid for the next year. If you apply for a Canada PR Visa after one year from the date of issue of the Health Certificate, you may need to repeat the process.
We hope you found it informative and precise!
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