Medical Exams and Work Permits

2005-06-28

Unlike applicants for permanent residence who always require a medical exam, an applicant seeking a temporary work permit may or may not have to undergo a medical exam. Only the following temporary workers must undergo a medical exam prior to entering Canada:

1) Applicants who will work in Canada for 6 months or longer, and who come from (or have resided in) these designated countries.

2) Applicants who will work in occupations in which the protection of public health is essential. Such occupations include teachers, domestic workers, day nursery employees, and others.

You can expect a 2 to 3 month delay in processing your temporary work permit if a medical exam is necessary.

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Gianpaolo Panusa Gianpaolo Panusa is a Canadian immigration lawyer, writer, and founder of the PanCanadian Immigration Law Group based in Vancouver, Canada. Google+ Profile

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