Medical exams and police checks
When you apply, you may 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 excessive demand on Canada’s health and social services system
Find out more about medical exams.
If you’re found to have inactive tuberculosis in your medical exam, you’ll be required to undergo medical surveillance once you’re in Canada to ensure that you get proper treatment.
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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