Medical exams and police checks
When you apply, you may also need to provide proof of a medical exam and/or a police check.
You may need to have a medical exam. This is to:
- protect the health and safety of Canadians
- prevent burdens on Canada's health and social services system.
Find out more about medical exams.
We use police certificates to find out if you have a criminal record. They help visa officers make sure you aren’t a security risk to Canada.
You must get a police certificate if you’re applying for permanent residence or Canadian citizenship.
You might need a police certificate if you’re coming to Canada as a:
- temporary worker
- live-in caregiver
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