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To protect the health and safety of Canadians, as well as reduce and prevent excessive demand on Canada's health and social services system every applicant for permanent resident status and some applicants for temporary status are required to undergo a medical examination by a medical officer. Though this is generally confined to a standard physical exam including blood and urine tests and x-rays, prior medical records as well as your mental state will be examined.

Applicants may be denied a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa solely on medical grounds, if:
1. Their condition would endanger the health or safety of the Canadian population at large; or
2. Their admission might cause excessive demand on existing social or health services provided by the government.
The excessive demand component is waived under the Family Sponsorship category of Canada immigration for the spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner and dependent children of the Sponsor. The Sponsored person(s) still may be refused if their condition is considered to be a danger to Canadian public health or safety.

When determining whether any person is inadmissible on medical grounds, the medical officer is obliged to consider the nature, severity or probable duration of any health impairment from which the person is suffering as well as other factors, such as:
  • Danger of contagion;
  • Unpredictable or unusual behavior that may create a danger to public safety; and
  • The supply of social or health services that the person may require in Canada and whether the use of such services will deprive Canadian nationals of these services.
Generally, no medical examination is required for Tourist Visa less than six months. For visa greater than six months a medical examination is required if an applicant has resided or sojourned for six or more consecutive months in a designated country/territory in the one year immediately preceding the date of seeking entry to Canada.

You can only use your examination results in your application for 12 months from when you had the examination. If you are not admitted to Canada as a permanent resident within this time, you will be required to undergo another examination.
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