Every applicant for a Canada Immigration Visa and some applicants for temporary status in Canada are required to undergo a medical examination by a medical officer.Though medical examinations are generally confined to a standard physical exam including blood and urine tests and x-rays, prior medical records as well as the applicants' mental state are examined.
Applicants may be denied a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa solely on medical grounds, if:
- Their condition would endanger the health or safety of the Canadian population at large; or
- Their admission might cause excessive demand on existing social or health services provided by the government. *
- Danger of contagion;
- Unpredictable or unusual behaviour 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.
In certain circumstances, an individual who does not meet the Canadian medical requirements may be granted a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) to enter Canada.
For more information about Medical Inadmissibility, see our Medical Examinations FAQ.