NO Medical Test Required for Express Entry Application


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that applicants no longer need to give an upfront medical examination with their Canada PR application through Express Entry. 

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NO Medical Test Required before submitting Canada PR Application 

As of 1st October, 2023, candidates don’t need to submit an upfront immigration medical examination before submitting a Canada PR application through the Express Entry. 

An Immigration Medical Examination (IME) from a panel physician is one of the requirements of Permanent Residence. However, since 1st October, this is not a requirement anymore unless IRCC asks for it. 

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In case you have completed an IME for a previous application, you can upload the document. 

But if you have never completed it before, just upload a blank document in the IME field of the Express Entry Profile Builder and then wait for further instructions from IRCC on when to get your medical exam. 

Immigration Medical Examination (IME)

The candidate must submit an Immigration Medical Examination (IME) for Canada permanent residency. Along with the candidate, their family members must also get an IME, even if they aren’t coming to Canada with the main applicant. 

Only panel physicians approved by IRCC can conduct IMEs. These panel physicians are especially approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to conduct Immigration Medical Examinations. 

After submitting an IME, IRCC decides whether the health of an applicant poses a threat to Canada’s public health and safety, or if the health would cause too much demand on Canada’s health or social services. Based on these two factors, IRCC may reject a PR application. 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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