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New Medical Inadmissibility Rules

03 January, 2022

New Medical Inadmissibility Rules

Medical examinations are a mandatory step for anyone wishing to stay longer than 6 months in Canada. They are performed by Canadian government-approved and registered physicians and are entered into the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada database.

Medical inadmissibility affects anyone who applies to visit, study, work or live permanently in Canada.

There are 3 possible reasons for medical inadmissibility:

danger to public health
danger to public safety
Excessive demand for social or health services

They may refuse you entry if they believe your health condition will endanger public health or may cause an excessive demand for health or social services. This decision is based on the results of your medical examination performed by the designated physician.

Changes in law 2022 -
Earlier this year there was an announcement of the annual health cost ceiling change per person from $20,000 annually to $24,057.

This is the figure the government uses to decide whether the cost of one's health condition places excessive demand on Canada's health and social services.

For more information please contact our team.