Medical refusals and inadmissibility

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

An applicant may be refused on health grounds – if their condition:

  • is likely to be a danger to public health or public safety, or
  • might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services

Overview of the procedure to follow for cases of medical inadmissibility.

  • Instructions for procedural fairness
  • Recording the decision and document retention
  • Instructions for medical officers and visa/immigration officers
  • Procedural fairness outcomes for different scenarios
  • Procedural Fairness Algorithm
  • Cost threshold for Excessive Demand
  • Instructions for procedural fairness
  • Recording the decision and document retention
  • Instructions for medical officers and visa/immigration officers
  • Procedural fairness outcomes for different scenarios
  • Assessing declarations of ability and willingness
  • Procedural Fairness Algorithm

Additional guidance

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