In order to apply and be granted immigration status in Canada, it is essential that you meet all inadmissibility rules including medical inadmissibility. Medical inadmissibility affects anyone applying to visit, study, work or live permanently in Canada. There are three possible reasons for medical inadmissibility; danger to public health, danger to public safety and excessive demand on health or social services. All decisions will be based on the results of an individuals’ immigration medical exam. This exam cannot be carried out by your own doctor, instead it must be conducted panel physician who has been approved to do so.

An application may be denied if your health condition has the potential to endanger Canada’s public health. It will be considered whether or not you have certain infectious diseases and how your disease could affect the general public in Canada. You may also be deemed a danger to public safety if you are at risk of sudden incapacity or unpredictable or violent behavior. In addition to this you may be refused if your health conditions might cause an excessive demand on health or social services. The threshold for excessive demand is capped at $120,285 over a 5-year period (or $24,057 per year).

Medical inadmissibility is an important factor in determining who is allowed to enter Canada. The goal is to mitigate any additional pressure and strain that immigrants could place on the Canadian health care system. At NPZ Law Group, our U.S and Canadian lawyers seek to assist clients with regard to employment and family immigration issues. If you or your friends or family should have any questions regarding any aspect of U.S and Canadian Immigration Law, feel free to contact us at or call our office at 201-670-006 (ext. 104.) We look forward to being able to assist you.