MEDICAL EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
requires you to have a medical examination. To do this, you need to
arrange for an appointment with a designated medical practitioner (DMS)
Note: You must
have your medical examination performed by one of the doctors on the list.
If you do not follow the instructions in section 2 below, you may have to
take another medical examination and pay the fees again.
The doctor will require all applicants who are
over 10 years old to have a chest X-ray. An x-ray is required by children
under 10 if there is a history or clinical examination which indicates
there is need or if there is evidence of tuberculosis in the family. You
will receive instructions from the doctor.
You must take with you to the doctor's office:
your passport, your client ID# if known, your eye glasses, any relevant
medical report(s), and four recent passport size photographs showing head
and shoulder for each member of the family required to undergo a medical
All costs related to the Medical Examination are
It is possible that you may be asked to take
further tests before a final medical decision is made. The costs of these
further tests are your responsibility and over and above the cost of the
2. PROCEDURES FOR ALL PERSONS REQUIRING A MEDICAL EXAM.
Make an appointment with a doctor from the list
of designated medical practitioners. The list is divided by province.
Check the list for a doctor nearest to where you live.
The medical examination, blood test, urinalysis
and chest x-ray should be forwarded by the examining doctor, preferably by
Registered Mail to:
Citizenship and Immigration
Immigration Health Services (RNH)
Jean Edmond Towers South
365 Laurier Avenue West, 14th Floor
The medical parcel should be identified with the
applicant's postal address. When the medical result have been reviewed
Immigration Health Services will enter them into the computerized system.
You should allow at least 6 weeks from the time of mailing for the results
to be entered into the system.
If there is no Designated Medical Practitioner
within 200km. (150 miles) of where you reside, you should contact the
nearest Immigration /Visa office for permission to use a local doctor. The
Canada Immigration Centre (CIC) can mark on the IMM. 1017 "Permission
given to use a local doctor".
CANADA'S MEDICAL ADMISSIBILITY CRITERIA
All immigrants and certain categories of visitors
who are seeking admission to Canada must satisfy Canada's medical
admissibility criteria. In order to determine your medical admissibility
to Canada, you and all of your dependent family members (if applicable)
are required to undergo a medical examination. For this purpose you will
find Citizenship and Immigration Canada "Medical Report" form(s). Please
check the accuracy of all information printed on the medical form. If
there are any errors, please advise us by fax or letter showing your file
The Medical Report form was recently revised. The
latest version of the Medical Report consists of five sections, A to E.
You have only received Section A, "Client Identification and Summary. "
Sections B to E of the Medical Report form are for use by a medical doctor
and are provided to physicians by the Department of Citizenship and
Immigration, Health Services.
The medical examination must be performed by one
of the licensed physicians shown on the "List of designated Medical
Practitioners" (i.e. doctors). All family members should be examined by
the same doctor. If you, or any of your dependents are outside of your
home country for an extended period of time, you may see another
Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP). If you do not find the applicable
country listed on the pages following this letter, please contact our
office by fax or mail to request the appropriate list.
Your medical examination reports and X-rays must
be sent by the Designated Medical Practitioner to the following address:
Director, Health Programs (RNH)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada,
Jean Edmond Towers South, 14th Floor,
365 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1 Canada
INFORMATION FOR PHYSICIANS AND RADIOGRAPHERS PERFORMING MEDICAL EXAMINATION
FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION
(to be attached by
Visa Office to all Medical Report forms IMM1017)
1. New Information (December, 1998):
The Medical Report form, IMM 1017 (see bottom
of form), is the first page of a seven-page document. The first page
is titled "Section A, Client Identification & Summary.' There are six
additional pages which contain Sections B through E of the Medial
Report form. The six additional pages, also known as form IMM 5419,
are sent in CD ROM format directly to Designated Medical Practitioners
by the Director of Immigration Health Programmes (address below) for
Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Generally, applicants for immigration are
only given Section A of the Medical Report form and do not receive
Sections B to E. You should have copies of the form IMM 5419, which
contains Sections B to E. If you do not, please write to the Director
of Immigration Health Programmes, at the address below, for
information on how to obtain the form IMM 5419 on CD ROM.
2. Procedures for medical examination:
The person presenting this form requires the following medical tests:
- complete medical examination - for persons
of all ages
- chest x-ray and report - for persons 11
years of age and over
- urinalysis - for persons 5 years of age
- syphilis serology - for persons 15 years
of age and over
The results of the examination must be reported on form IMM 1017 AND
form IMM 5419. Form IMM 1017 + Form IMM 5419 = one Medical Report. One
complete Medial Report is required for each person examined
laboratory reports are required
3. Procedures for x-ray
radiographer will assure himself as to the identity of the person to
be x- rayed and will inscribe, over his or her signature, the name of
the person, the date of the x-ray and passport number, if available,
at the center bottom of the film. Care MUST be taken to ensure that
the picture of the lung tissue is not obscured.
B. In his or
her report, the doctor reading the chest x-ray will describe all
abnormalities in the x-ray film. The report is to be signed by the
doctor who will also indicate his or her office address and identify
the report as relating to the film and the person concerned.
x-ray films are required, corresponding to the standard sizes of
diagnostic films (35 x 43 cm).
following are NOT acceptable:
- a photograph of an x-ray
- a report based on fluoroscopic
- an x-ray film that is technically
- a film which does not demonstrate the
- a film more than one month old at time
it is received by Immigration Health Programs in Ottawa
- a report without the film upon which the
report is based
- a positive film or print
4. Packing and mailing the medical information:
x-ray film and report, laboratory and medical reports are to be
suitably packaged (not rolled) to avoid damage in transit. It is
mandatory that the examining physician send all documents and chest x-ray(s)
directly to the following address:
Director, Health Programmes (RNH)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Jean Edmond Towers South, 14th floor
365 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1L1
Under no circumstances should any document or chest x-ray be given to
contents of the parcel are to be identified with the applicant's
complete postal address, the address of the Immigration/Visa Office
dealing with the application (found at the bottom of this page), and
the file number (see box labelled "Visa Office & Number" in the upper
right corner of form IMM 1017). The chest x-ray film and reports
become the property of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Canada and are NOT returnable.
ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD NOTE THE FOLLOWING
related to this medical examination are your responsibility.
2. Please bring
the following to your medical appointment:
- one recent colour passport size photograph
of each family member if not already provided
- eye glasses (if applicable), list of
prescription drugs taken or any relevant medical report(s)
- original passport(s) or other proof of
An applicant who has passed
his or her 11th birthday must obtain a standard X-ray film of the chest
with a radiologist's report. An X-ray film of the chest and radiologist's
report is required for children under the age of 11 years if the medical
history or clinical examination of the child indicates there is a need, or
if there is evidence of tuberculosis in the family.
4. The issuance
of these instructions does not constitute acceptance of your application.
You should not make any commitments related to the application until your
case has been concluded. DO NOT DISPOSE OF PROPERTY OR EFFECTS, OR GIVE
UP EMPLOYMENT OR ACCOMMODATION OR TAKE OTHER SIMILAR STEPS TOWARDS YOUR
PROPOSED MIGRATION OR VISIT UNTIL YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN FINALIZED.
IMPORTANT: Immigration medical results are only
valid for 12 months from the date of the examination.
If you have been notified that you will be required
to attend a personal interview at a visa office, you should not/not
schedule medical examination(s) until you have received your interview
notice. This will reduce the risk of
expiry of medical results before completion of the processing of your
5. It is
possible that after the completion of your medical examination and
submission of reports, further tests or reports may be requested.
6. It is
recommended, and a decided advantage to all applicants, that routine
immunizations for all children and adults be initiated or completed before
departure for Canada, and where available, immunization records should be
brought to Canada. This has many advantages for the applicant. For
instance, a number of Canadian provinces require presentation of such
records when children or adults enroll in school.
7. To avoid
unnecessary delays, please ensure that the physician:
- answers all questions in Sections B through
E of the Medical Report form;
- attaches original lab results;
- and forwards original chest x-ray(s) [DO
NOT ROLL] to the address below:
Director, Health Programs (RNH)
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Jean Edmond Towers South, 14th Floor
365 Laurier Avenue West
Designated Medical Practitioner does not have Sections B to E, of the
Medical Report Form (six pages) he/she may obtain them by writing to the
MEDICAL EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
Persons applying for permanent residence to Canada must establish they
are in good physical and mental health. Persons intending to remain in
Canada as non-immigrants for more than six (6) months may also be required
to undergo full examination. The cost of any medical examination must be
borne by the person under examination.
Mental and Physical Examination
All applicants, regardless of age, are required
to undergo a thorough medical examination by a physician, who will report
the results on forms MS 1017. You may use only those physicians registered
on the "Designated Medical Practitioners in the Greater Toronto Area"
list. A single form MS 1017 is required for each person examined,
including children of any age.
Reports of Blood Wassermann and Urinalysis must be attached to MS 1017.
Blood Serological Tests are not ordinarily required for children under
fifteen (I5) years of age.
X-Ray and Radiological Examination
Must also be included as part of the examination. The x-rays may be
taken through the physician conducting the medical examination or through
hospitals or private laboratories. A radiologist's report and x-ray film
must be submitted as part of the overall medical report; a complete
medical assessment cannot be done unless both of the above are submitted.
Applicants should, therefore, ensure that the x-ray film will be released
to them or their physician in cases where the x-rays were taken in a
hospital or laboratory. The x-ray film may be sent by the applicant or
physician through the mail to the Immigrations medical authorities,
address below. The above instructions apply to all applicants who have
passed their eleventh (11th) birthday. A child under eleven years of age
is required to submit an x-ray film of the chest and radiologist's report,
if there is any indication of exposure to tuberculosis.
A standard unmounted passport photograph showing
head and shoulders in a front view appropriate size 2" x 1-1/2" (5cm x
3-1/2cm) is to be submitted to the examining doctor for each member of the
family undergoing a medical examination.
Photographs are not required for infants under
eighteen (18) months.
Blood Wassermann, Urinalysis, Medical Reports and
Passport Photographs respecting each member of the family will be
submitted by the examining doctor preferably by Registered Mail to,
Citizenship & lmmigration Canada,
Health Program (OHP).
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0J9.
Attn: Deputy Director
Immigration Medical Assessment Unit.
When the results of the medical examination have been reviewed, the
Immigration Medical Services will inform the Immigration Office dealing
with application of the results. The Department of National Health and
Welfare will not enter into correspondence with the person examined.
A medical Examination must be completed and forwarded to the above
address prior to contacting this office for an interview.
How to Arrange your Medical Examination
To ensure prompt service, we encourage you to
have a medical examination before you submit your application for
permanent residence. It is your responsibility to arrange an appointment
with a designated medical practitioner or through a private medical
company in Canada, depending on where you live.
All applicants aged 11 and over must get a chest
X-ray with a radiologist's report. This will be ordered by the designated
examining physician. This is also required of children under age 11 if the
child's medical history or the examination indicates a need or if there is
evidence of tuberculosis in the family. The doctor will instruct you.
Immigration Medical Examination Already Completed
If you are applying for permanent residence as a live-in Caregiver and
had an immigration medical examination before coming to Canada, and have
not been out of the country for three consecutive months or mom, you may
not require a further medical examination. You must send proof of the
results of your medical examination (for example, a copy of your first
employment authorization which should indicate medical results in the
Remarks section) with your application.
You may not use your own family doctor. If you do not
follow the instructions below, you win be required to go to a Designated
Doctor and will be required to pay the fees again.
Applicants in Ontario and Quebec
If you live in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Oakville,
St. Catharines, Burlington, Oshawa or Hamilton or if your postal code
begins with the letters J or H and you live in Montreal or the surrounding
area, you must call one of the following numbers to arrange an appointment
for your medical examination through a private medical company.
If you are unable to reach
any of these numbers, or if you live in Ontario or Quebec but outside the
cities, you may call one of the designated medical practitioners from the
Applicants in all provinces except Ontario and Quebec
Make an appointment with a doctor from the list of designated medical
practitioners. The list is divided according to province. Choose the
doctor most convenient for you.
All Applicants and their Dependents in Canada
When you go for your medical examination, take
- your passport;
- your Immigration Client ID number (if you
do not know the number or do not yet have a number, leave the space on
the medical form blank);
- eye glasses or contact lenses, if
- any relevant medical reports;
- four recent passport-size photographs,
showing head and shoulders in a front view, approximately 50 mm X 70
- form letter (LET F) in this kit
which, when completed by the examining physician, will confirm that
you have undergone a medical examination. Forward the completed letter
to CPC Vegreville either with your application or later. (If you do
not yet have an Immigration Client ID number or you do not know your
number, leave the space on this form letter blank.)
Additional tests or reports, beyond the initial
medical examination, may be required before a final medical assessment is
Applicants are responsible for all costs related
to the medical examination.