According to the provisions specified in paragraph A16 (2) (b) of R29, a medical examination could typically include any or all of the following:
A physical examination
A mental examination
A review of past medical history
Diagnostic tests and,
A medical assessment of records concerning the applicant
Which Individuals Need to Submit to an Immigration Medical Examination (IME)?
The authorities require the following individuals to submit to an Immigration Medical Examination (IME):
Permanent resident applicants
Temporary residents and,
Do the Authorities Provide Any Medical Exemptions? What are the Various Medical Exemptions Provided?
The authorities typically provide the following exemptions:
Exemptions from undergoing an Immigration Medical Examination (IME) and,
Exemption from inadmissibility on the grounds of excessive demand
What is the Process for Issuing Medical Instructions?
The authorities have put in place various procedures for issuing medical instructions and upfront medical exams.
Who Has the Authority for Performing an Immigration Medical Examination (IME)?
In many cases, the authorities permit panel physicians to perform an Immigration Medical Examination (IME). In some circumstances, non-panel physicians also have the authority to perform an Immigration Medical Examination (IME) [dispensation].
What is the Process One Needs to Follow for Submitting Medical Information?
People have the ability to submit medical information via the following formats:
Electronically i.e. eMedical and,
For more details, refer to Appendix B.
Officers would also need to go through the provisions specified in R70. This section specifies details on:
An officer would need to issue a permanent resident visa to a foreign national, if, after conducting an examination, the officer finds that:
The foreign national has applied in accordance with the provisions specified in the Regulations for a permanent resident visa as a member of a class referred to in the following section titled ‘The Classes’
The foreign national is coming to Canada for establishing permanent residence
The foreign national is a member of that class
The foreign national meets all the selection criteria and other requirements applicable to that class (refer to the section titled ‘The Criteria in the Province of Quebec’) and,
The foreign national and the individual’s family members, whether accompanying or not, are not inadmissible
The classes refer to:
The family class
The economic class, comprising the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) class, the transitional Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) class, the Quebec skilled worker class, the provincial nominee class, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Trades (FST) class, the investor class, the entrepreneur class, the self-employed persons class, the transitional federal investor class, the transitional federal entrepreneur class and the transitional federal self-employed persons class and,
The Convention refugees abroad class and the country of asylum class
The Criteria in the Province of Quebec
The selection criteria for a foreign national who intends to reside in the Province of Quebec as a permanent resident and is not a member of the family class would require supporting evidence that the competent authority of that Province holds the opinion that the foreign national complies with the provincial selection criteria.
The Accompanying Family Members
Officers would need to issue a permanent resident visa to a foreign national, who is an accompanying family member of another foreign national who has received a permanent resident visa if, following an examination, the officers find that:
The accompanying family member is not inadmissible and,
In the case of a family member who intends to reside in the Province of Quebec and is not a member of the family class, the individual possesses supporting evidence that the competent authority of that Province holds the opinion that the foreign national complies with the provincial selection criteria.
The Family Member
Situations could arise where the authorities do not issue a permanent resident visa to a child as an accompanying family member of a foreign national or the foreign national’s spouse or common-law partner. In this scenario, the officers would not issue a permanent resident visa to a child of that child as an accompanying family member of the foreign national as well.