Changes to the medical inadmissibility policy of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act take effect
The Government of Canada is taking steps to better align the medical inadmissibility policy with Canadian values on diversity and the inclusion of people with disabilities. We recognize the important contributions newcomers make to Canada.
The changes to the medical inadmissibility policy of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) have been in effect through a temporary public policy since 2018. They strike a balance between welcoming newcomers into Canadian society through a fair and compassionate immigration system, while also protecting publicly funded health and social services. The changes include:
- tripling the cost threshold for determining medical inadmissibility
- amending the definition of social services by removing special education, social and vocational rehabilitation services, and personal support services
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