Some foreign nationals inside Canada are exempt from Immigration medical exam under new Public Policy (June 30, 21)
On June 30, 2021; IRCC has declared a new temporary public policy according to which some foreign nationals with low medical risk will be exempt from undergoing immigration medical examination as part of their Permanent Residence Application or Permanent resident visa. This Public policy is in effect until December 28, 2021 and applies to foreign nationals who
have submitted a new application for permanent residence or for a permanent resident visa or have a pending application for permanent residence and have not yet completed a new immigration medical exam
have completed an immigration medical exam within the last 5 years and were found to pose no risk to public health or safety, or complied with a requirement to report to public health authorities for monitoring, and
have not left Canada for more than 6 months in the last year to live in a country that has a higher incidence of a serious communicable disease than Canada, as outlined in the list of countries requiring an immigration medical exam
These measures will help in expedite the PR processing times for inside Canada Applicants. Also, Principle applicant’s family members who are already in Canada will be exempt from providing medical results.
While applying for Permanent Residency applicants will be required to provide their previous medical results or Unique medical identifier number with their application, if required Immigration officer will contact the applicant to ask for newer results.
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