IRCC updates country list for required medical examinations.

Medical Examinations for Visitors

If a visitor wants to come to Canada for six months or less, he or she does not require a medical exam; unless he or she plans to work in certain occupations:

  • workers in the health sciences field,
  • clinical laboratory workers,
  • patient attendants in nursing and geriatric homes,
  • medical students admitted to Canada to attend university,
  • medical electives and physicians on short-term locums,
  • teachers of primary or secondary schools, teachers of small children,
  • domestics,
  • workers who give in-home care to children, the elderly and the disabled,
  • day nursery employees,
  • other similar jobs.

If a visitor wants to come to Canada for more than six months:
He or she will need a medical exam if a person:

  • have lived temporarily for six or more months in one or more of the countries or territories listed below in the one year immediately before the date of entering Canada. (This applies even if you are a citizen of a country that does not need a visa to enter Canada.)
  • will come to Canada to work in an occupation in which public health must be protected.
  • apply for a Parent And Grandparent Super Visa.

Please find the list of countries for which an immigration medical examination is required:

 

Afghanistan HaitiNigeria
AlgeriaHondurasNorthern Mariana
AngolaHong KongPakistan
ArmeniaIndiaPalau
AzerbaijanIndonesiaPanama
BangladeshIraqPapua New Guinea
BelarusIsland – TrukParaguay
Bosnia-HerzegovinaIsland – YapPeru
BotswanaIslands – New GuineaPhilippines
Belau – Republic ofIslands – SolomonPonape
BrazilIslands – U.S. Trust Terr. of PacificQatar
BeninKazakhstanRomania
BhutanKenyaRussia
BoliviaKorea, NorthRwanda
BruneiKorea, SouthSabah
Burkina FasoKosovoSaharawi Arab Democratic Rep.
Burma (Myanmar)KosraeSao Tome e Principe
BurundiKyrgyzstanSarawak
CambodiaLaosSenegal
CameroonLatviaSierra Leone
Cape VerdeLesothoSingapore
Central African RepublicLiberiaSomali Republic
ChadLibyaSouth Africa – Rep. of
ChinaLithuaniaSri Lanka
ComorosMacaoSudan
Congo, Democratic RepublicMadagascarSwaziland
DjiboutiMaioTaiwan
Dominican RepublicMalawiTajikistan
EcuadorMalaysiaTanzania
El SalvadorMaldivesThailand
Equatorial GuineaMaliTibet
EritreaMauritaniaTimor-Leste
EthiopiaMoldovaTogo
FijiMongoliaTunisia
GabonMooreaTurkmenistan
GambiaMoroccoTuvalu
GeorgiaMozambiqueUganda
GhanaNamibiaUkraine
GreenlandNauruUzbekistan
GuamNepalVanuatu
GuatemalaNew BritainVietnam
GuineaNew Guinea MainlandWallis and Futuna
GuyanaNew HebridesWestern Sahara
Islands – AdmiraltyNew IrelandYemen
Islands – CoozNicaraguaZambia
Islands – MarshallNigerZimbabwe

2017-11-28T16:54:53+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

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