Published by Gabriel Oliveira
on April 18, 2020

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

  1. Find an authorized doctor to do the exam close to you, and make the appointment;
  2. Go to the appointment bringing the required documents;
  3. Pay the medical fee directly at the doctor office;
  4. 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;
  5. 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 this website.

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

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:


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 Steps

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


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