If you are new to Canada...
And, if the duration of your visit to Canada is six months or less, generally, no medical examination is required.
However, a medical examination is required if you intend to work in an occupation in which the protection of public health is essential. You can find a list of these occupations by clicking here.
If the duration of your visit is more than six months, you will need a medical examination if:
- You have resided or stayed temporarily for six or more consecutive months in a designated country or territory in the one year immediately preceding the date you sought entry into Canada. This applies even if you are a citizen of a country where you do not require a visa to enter Canada. Find a list of designated countries by clicking here.
- You are coming to Canada to work in an occupation in which the protection of public health is essential.
- You are applying for a Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.
For more information, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website: www.cic.gc.ca
It is critical to get an annual check up from a health care provider. Even if you're healthy, it is good to screen for potential health risks and detect them before they become a bigger issue.
To determine how often you should book an exam and what you should get checked, click on the following links: