Streamlining immigration medical examination requirements for eligible applicants

Date Announced:

October 12, 2022

Active Period:

Until October 6, 2024


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has implemented a temporary public policy that exempts certain low-risk, in-Canada, foreign nationals from submitting an immigration medical examination (IME) as part of their application when their previous IME has expired. This supports faster processing of applications to help eligible foreign nationals quickly obtain temporary or permanent resident status.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Temporary residents


IME, immigration medical exam, in-Canada foreign nationals

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