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Why do I need a medical examination?

You need to have a medical exam if you’re planning to:

  • visit for more than 6 months
  • work in healthcare or with children or
  • apply for permanent residence

It’s important for the public health of Canadians, and helps prevent the spread of diseases.

If you’re visiting for less than 6 months, you don’t need one.

Learn more about medical exams.

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