If you’ve read the old pages of this forum, you would see that many people also had upfront medical examination.hmmm, that is the first time I hear this. Then, what is the point of waiting for a medical request from IRCC if you can do it upfront and provide it to them? Why are many people on this forum then waiting for their medical requests. If doing an upfront medical examination was the answer, then we would not have heard about many of them on this forum waiting for a medical request from IRCC!!!
Me, myself, is also waiting for the MR and did not do it upfront.
When I first sent my application package to IRCC, applicants were generally getting medical requests in their 5th to 8th months.
Currently, even though within the average estimated processing time many applicants don’t get MR.
He asked the upfront examination possibilities and I gave him the correct information. It is totally your choice to do it upfront or wait the request.