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Medical Exemption for In-Canada Applicants for Permanent Residence

Updated: Mar 6

Who:

Foreign nationals in Canada who have or who will apply for permanent residence and their accompanying dependent family members

In Force:

October 5, 2022

Expires:

October 5, 2024


A doctor examining a baby's chest with a stethoscope in Canada.


This temporary public policy exempts certain foreign nationals who reside in Canada from having to complete a new immigration medical. To be eligible, the foreign national has to:

  1. Reside in Canada;

  2. Have applied for permanent residence indicating a Canadian residential address;

  3. Have completed an immigration medical with an IRCC Panel Physician in the past five years;

  4. Have been found to be medically admissible (not medically inadmissible).


This temporary public policy also exempts certain accompanying family members of an applicant for permanent residence from the requirement to complete a new immigration medical. To be eligible,


  1. The principal applicant must reside in Canada;

  2. The principal applicant must have applied for permanent residence and have included the accompanying dependents in their application for permanent residence;

  3. The accompanying dependent must have completed an immigration medical with an IRCC Panel Physician in the past five years;

  4. The accompanying dependent must have been found to be medically admissible (not inadmissible).


In order to request consideration under the public policy, the principal applicant and any eligible accompanying family members must include proof of their previously completed immigration medical and their UMI number (listed on the eMedical Information Sheet) with their application for permanent residence.




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