What are the medical and security requirements for Canadian immigration

To obtain permanent residency in Canada, applicants must meet strict medical and security requirements. The medical exam ensures they don't pose a danger to public health, while the security background check checks for criminal records. Non-compliance with immigration laws or financial inadmissibility can also affect admissibility. Requirements may vary by immigration program or visa category, so consult an immigration lawyer.

by Jenny Rokhline

Medical and security requirements are an important part of the Canadian immigration process, and all applicants are required to meet these requirements before they can be granted permanent residency. Canada takes an active role in monitoring what immigrants it admits.

Medical requirements:

Applicants and their accompanying family members are required to undergo medical examinations to ensure that they do not have any medical conditions that could pose a danger to public health or cause excessive demand on the Canadian healthcare system. The medical examination is usually conducted by a physician designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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There are limited ways that allow you to overcome a finding of medical inadmissibility. It involves extensive legal submissions, supported by proper documentation.

Security requirements:

Applicants and their accompanying family members over the age of 18 are required to undergo a security background check to ensure that they do not pose a security risk to Canada. This check includes a criminal record check, and applicants must provide police certificates from all countries where they have lived for more than six months since the age of 18.

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There are ways to overcome the inadmissibility, some of them are simply time based, some would require a more detailed application to Immigration Canada.

It’s important to note that even if an applicant passes the medical and security requirements, there are other factors that can render them inadmissible, such as misrepresentation, non-compliance with immigration laws, or financial inadmissibility.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the medical and security requirements may vary depending on the specific immigration program or visa category that the applicant is applying under. Applicants are advised to consult with an immigration lawyer for more information about the requirements that apply to their particular situation.

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