One of the objectives of Canadian immigration policy is to protect public health in Canada and to deny admission to persons who would pose excessive demands on Canada’s publicly-funded health care system.
Temporary resident (visitors, students, workers) applicants may be required to undergo a medical exam.
Please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for the medical exam requirements for different visa categories.
If you are required to undergo medical assessment, you will be provided with the necessary forms and a list of doctors in Amman or the West Bank (East Jerusalem and Ramallah) who are authorized to perform these examinations on behalf of the Embassy. There are no physicians in Iraq authorized to perform medical examinations on behalf of the Embassy at this time. Do not refer to your own family doctor or any doctor not included in the Embassy list. If you do so, the results will not be accepted and you will have to repeat the examination with one of the authorized doctors. You are responsible for all costs associated with the medical assessment.
The examining physician will send your results and x-rays to our Regional Medical Officer at the Embassy of Canada in Paris, France. In routine cases, we receive the results electronically from Paris within 10 working days. If further examinations or tests are required, we will contact you. It is important that you comply with the medical requirements as quickly as possible, as we are unable to conclude processing without a medical clearance, if one is required in your case.