Medical Inadmissibility

A foreign national who applies for temporary or permanent residence and who suffers from a health condition may be inadmissible if the health condition:

  • Is likely to be a danger to public health;
  • Is likely to be a danger to public safety; or
  • Might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services.

The first two conditions include both physical and psychological conditions.

People who are likely to be refused on the basis of excessive demand on health or social services may be found admissible if satisfactory financial arrangement to cover the cost of the treatment and related expenses can be made.

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Medical inadmissiblity often involves technical and detailed analysis of both the condition and prevailing social trends. It is important to seek advice if you are inadmissible under this category.

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada manual on medical procedures can be found here:

Please e-mail or call 1-604-681-9887 if you have any questions about medical procedures.