FSW Step 12 - Medical Exams
Even before COVID-19 strike, this was already a procedure in place. Pretty much IRCC wants to make sure you and your
family are in good shape.
So you need to go under a medical exam before you apply
for permanent residency. In fact, your family (spouse and children) members will need to do it too,
even if they won't move with you.
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has a
list of authorized doctors
all around the world that can perform this exam.
You must have it done before you submit your application. IRCC encourages you to do it
as soon as you get your invitation to apply.
How to do the exam
Find an authorized doctor to do the exam
close to you, and make the appointment;
Go to the appointment bringing the required documents;
Pay the medical fee directly at the doctor office;
The doctor might ask you to do extra exams, like radiology or blood tests. If so, he will give you the instructions to do so;
The doctor will send the results directly to IRCC, and give you a document confirming that you had the exam;
We'll break down each step on the sections below.
Find a doctor near you
There are several doctors that work with the government of Canada for these exams. Find one on
Call in and say you need to do a "Medical Exam for Canada Permanent Resident applicant". They will know how to proceed.
Which documents to bring to the appointment
Here is the list of documents you'll need to take to the appointment
ID with your photograph - Passport or national identity card;
Any reports you have from any previous or existing medical conditions;
If the doctor doesn't use "eMedical" (a computer system for Canada government), you also need to take 4 recent photographs.
The above list is only a reference. Please verify the
oficial website for the most accurate list.
What you will need to pay at the medical office
You will need to pay all fees related to the medical exam when you are there. These might include:
Fee for the doctor itself;
Fee for radiology;
Any special tests or blood work that might be required.
After the exam
If the doctor works with eMedical (a computer system for Canada government), he will give you a print out
to include on your application.
If not, he/she will give you a copy of the first page of form "IMM 1017B-Upfront", which
you will need to include on your application.
FSW Step 1 - Understand the whole process
FSW Step 2 - Check eligibility
FSW Step 3 - Inform dependents
FSW Step 4 - Find out your NOC
FSW Step 5 - Get passport(s) ready
FSW Step 6 - Do English Exam
FSW Step 7 - Get an ECA
FSW Step 8 - Create and submit profile
FSW Step 9 - Wait for ITA
FSW Step 10 - Fill out the online form
FSW Step 11 - Get Police Certificates
FSW Step 12 - Get Medical Exams
FSW Step 13 - Get Proof of Funds
FSW Step 14 - Get Work Experience Letters
FSW Step 15 - Translate all documents
FSW Step 16 - Scan and upload documents
FSW Step 17 - Pay the fees
FSW Step 18 - Submit application
FSW Step 19 - Receive request for Biometrics
FSW Step 20 - Schedule and do Biometrics
FSW Step 21 - Wait for approval
FSW Step 22 - Send passport to VAC
FSW Step 23 - Receive COPR + visa
FSW Step 24 - Arrange travel
FSW Step 25 - Do the landing
FSW Step 26 - Receive PR Card