Canada, known for its innovative and welcoming approach to immigration, has made a groundbreaking change to the Express Entry system. As of October 1, 2023, applicants will no longer be required to undergo upfront medical examinations as part of their Express Entry application process. This significant shift is aimed at streamlining the immigration process, reducing barriers, and creating a more accessible pathway to permanent residency in the Great White North. In this discussion, we’ll explore the key details and implications of this exciting update, empowering aspiring immigrants with crucial information on their journey to call Canada home.
The IRCC recommends first-time Express Entry applicants who have never had a medical exam to upload a blank document in the upload portion of the Express Entry Profile Builder when completing their application, effectively ending the upfront medical examination requirement for Express Entry candidates. The IRCC will also give you instructions when you have submitted your complete application for permanent residency. You will learn from these instructions where to arrange your medical examination and what papers to bring. You must deliver the results of your medical checkup to IRCC within 30 days of concluding it, and you can mail in or upload them.
Your application for Canadian permanent residency will not be approved by the IRCC if they determine that you are medically ineligible. That would suggest that it has been found that the applicant’s health endangers the safety or health of Canadians, or that it would lead to an intolerably large demand for medical or social services.
Applicants who applied for Express Entry prior to October 1 must present an upfront confirmation of their medical assessment. It must be valid when the application is submitted. Medical clearances for immigration are normally good for 12 months.
If you have completed a Medical Exam
Applicants do not have to undergo another Immigration Medical Exam (IME) while applying for Canadian permanent residence through Express Entry if they have already done one as part of a prior application for a work permit or study permit and are currently residing in Canada. When filling out the pre-existing upload section for IMEs (Immigration Medical Exams), IRCC will ask them to provide a copy of the paperwork they got from the panel doctor. The documents consist of:
- Print out of an information sheet
- Upfront Medical Report IMM 1017B form
What is Upfront Medical Exam Canada Express Entry?
To ensure that their health state complies with Canadian requirements, applicants are required to submit to an Upfront Medical Exam, commonly known as an Immigration Medical Exam (IME). For permanent residence, a panel doctor who has been approved by IRCC must conduct this examination. Even if they aren’t travelling with you, your family members must still get a medical examination.
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