The foreign nationals who are actually applying for the visa or permanent resident or applying to stay in Canada as the permanent resident has to undergo a CIC medical exam. The only exception is that a majority of the permanent residents who are actually the members of the live-in caregiver class. However, you should know that live-in caregiver applicants are actually exempted.
Family Members of the Foreign Nationals
Each and every accompanying family members of the foreign national who are actually applying for the permanent resident visa or applying to stay in Canada as the permanent resident needs to go for a CIC medical exam.
Foreign nationals at times have family members who are not going to visit Canada. With an exception, the family members should also undergo medical examinations.
- The family member of a protected person if the family member hasn’t been included in the application of the protected person to stay in Canada as the permanent resident.
- A non-accompanying family member for the foreign national who have applied for refugees.
Temporary Resident Applications
If the duration of your visit is less than six months then you will not have to go for a medical test unless you intend to work in an occupation that is related to the protection of the public health essential. The following list will offer you an example of these occupations. The list isn’t all inclusive.
- Workers in the health science field
- Patient attendants in the geriatric and nursing homes
- Clinical laboratory workers
- Medical elective and physicians on the short-term locums
- Medical students who have been admitted to Canada for attending the university.
- Workers who offer in-home care to the children, the disabled, and the elderly
- Teachers of secondary and primary schools or some other teachers of small children
- Day nursery employees
- Agricultural workers from the designated territories and countries.
If the Duration of the Visit is Over Six Months
In the calculation of whether the stay is going to be more than six months, planned or real absences from Canada of less than 14 days doesn’t affect the determination. A CIC medical examination is needed for.
- Occupation where the protecting the public health is necessary and which will bring the applicant in close contact with the people
- Clinical laboratory workers
- Medical students who have been admitted to Canada for attending the University
- Workers who provide in-home care to the children, elderly, and also the disabled
- Medical electives and the physicians on the short-term locums
- Day nursery employes
- Teachers of the primary or secondary schools or some other teachers of small children
- Person who in a period of one year plans to enter Canada or apply for permit or visa and have spent more than six months in the country for which they will need a medical examination
- Students do not require a CIC medical exam if they are from a country which requires medical examination.
Work Permit Applicants under the International Experience Canada
- All IEC applicants irrespective of their nationality have to undergo an IME when they plan on working in a particular occasion. They need to undergo IME if they have traveled or live in some countries or territories for some time.
- All applicants who are planning on working in a specific profession.
- Applicants who are done with the medical examination have to attach the medical information sheet offered by the panel physician and then upload it in the list of documents.