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Medical Inadmissibility

In order to enter Canada, whether it is to visit, study, work or live permanently, you must meet all inadmissibility rules including Medical Inadmissibility. 

There are three possible reasons for medical inadmissibility.

  1. Danger to Public Health
    • Your application to enter Canada may be refused if Immigration officials believe your health condition will endanger Canada’s public health. This decision is based on the results of your immigration medical exam. Certain factors that will be considered include:
    1. Your immigration medical exam results including specialist reports that immigration medical officers can request.
    2. Whether you have certain infectious diseases such as tuberculosis or whether you have been in close contact with others with an infectious disease
    3. How your disease could affect other people living in Canada.
  1. Danger to Public Safety
    • Your application to enter Canada may be refused if Immigration officials believe that your health conditions will endanger public safety.
    • This decision is based on the results of your immigration medical exam. You will be considered a risk if you display:

   1.  Sudden incapacity (loss of physical and mental ability).

   2. Unpredictable or violent behaviour.

  1. Excessive Demand on Health or Social Services
    • Your application to enter Canada may be refused if Immigration officials believe that your health conditions might cause excessive demand on Canadian health or social services.
    • This decision is based on the results of your immigration medical exam.
    • Your condition is considered to have an excessive demand if:
    1. The health or social services needed to treat your health condition would negatively affect waiting times for services in Canada, or
    2. The services needed to treat and manage your health condition would likely cost more than the excessive demand cost threshold.
    • For 2019, the cost threshold was $102,585 over 5 years (or $20,517 per year)
    • This reason does not apply to:
    1. Refugees and their dependents
    2. Protected persons

Certain people being sponsored by their family, such as dependent children, spouses and common-law partners

If you are deemed to be medically inadmissible, Immigration Canada will send a letter which explains the reasons why they feel you are medically inadmissible. This letter is known as a Procedural Fairness Letter. You will receive this before a final decision is made on your application. You will have a certain amount of time to submit responding information and show why you should not be found to be medically inadmissible.

AP Lawyers can assist you in responding to a Procedural Fairness Letter and making sure that you provide a full and thorough response with proper documentation to ensure you are allowed you to enter Canada.

Why hire AP Lawyers to represent you in the Medical Inadmissibility Program immigration processes?

Our experience and dedication will always increase your chances of success. We know what to look out for in the application process. We are thorough and we can advise you on ways to improve your chances of being selected. We have Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s authorization to represent you in the Canada Immigration processes and we are members in good standing of a Canadian Law Society.