You have to meet any inadmissibility rule when you apply to enter Canada, including medical inadmissibility. Any person applying to study, work, live temporarily or permanently must be medically admissible in Canada.
There’re three possible grounds for medical inadmissibility to Canada:
- Danger to public safety
- Danger to public health
- Excessive demand on social and health services
If you want to enter Canada either temporarily or permanently, the government’s approved Panel Physician will have to conduct a physical exam on you. The physical exam may include:
- prior medical records
- urine tests
- mental state
- blood tests
IRCC will evaluate the combination of your medical records and physical exam results to determine whether you’re medically admissible to Canada.
Sub-section 38(1): Medical Inadmissibility
Persons with medical issues may be inadmissible on medical grounds if IRCC believes these people will exert excessive demand on social services or health care expenses. A foreigner who’s likely to consume over $ CAD 20,517 CAD worth of social and medical services annually
may be inadmissible; it’s typical for a Parental Sponsorship request because of an elderly parent’s age and at times on other PR (Permanent Resident) applications.
If you have received a PFL (Procedural Fairness Letter) concerning medical inadmissibility to Canada, you must submit a satisfactory response, accompanied by a secondary opinion (diagnoses or medical plans).
Overcoming Medical Inadmissibility to Canada
Various psychological and medical conditions, for example, a developmental delay, can make IRCC refuse your application for temporary or permanent residency. It is essential to respond to the Procedural Fairness Letter with a well presented, planned, and researched medical immigration plan.
It’s wise to consult a reputable immigration lawyer to offer you the guidance and moral support you need to maneuver through the complex medical inadmissibility procedures. Here’s a list of medical conditions where a reputable immigration attorney can help you overcome your medical inadmissibility. The medical conditions include:
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Cardiac Disease
- Hepatitis B and C and Liver Disease
- Autoimmune Disease, i.e., HIV, Lupus
- Crohn’s Disease
- Learning Disabilities to Pervasive Development Disorder requiring special education
- Cerebral Palsy
- Rare Diseases and Conditions
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Blood Disorders
- Brain Disorders
- Total Knee Replacement