If you are applying for a study permit for Canada, you may be required to undergo a medical examination as part of the application process. The medical examination is designed to ensure that you are in good health and do not have any medical conditions that could pose a risk to public health or safety in Canada.
Here is what you should know about the medical examination for a study permit application:
- Not everyone is required to undergo a medical examination: You will only be required to undergo a medical examination if you are from certain countries or if you are planning to study in Canada for more than six months.
- Designated medical practitioners: You will need to visit a designated medical practitioner (DMP) in your home country for the examination. The DMP will be authorized by Canadian immigration officials.
- The examination process: The examination will include a physical examination, as well as a review of your medical history and any required tests, such as blood tests or X-rays. The DMP will then provide a report of the examination to Canadian immigration officials.
- Expenses: You will be responsible for covering the costs of the medical examination, but these fees vary depending on the country you are applying from and the type of examination required.
- Validity: Medical examination results are valid for a year from the date of examination, so if you don’t apply for the study permit within a year, you’ll need to get another medical examination.
You should check the official website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for more information on the medical examination process for a study permit application and to confirm whether you are required to have a medical examination or not. The DMP will also provide you with the information regarding the process and required tests.