Documents for Express Entry: Medical exams

An immigration medical exam (IME) from a panel physician is a requirement for permanent residence. Your family members must also have a medical exam, even if they aren’t coming with you.

If you have already completed an IME

If you have already completed an IME as part of a previous application (for example, to work or study) and are currently living in Canada, you may not need to complete another one when you apply for permanent residence.

When the panel physician completed your exam they would have given you an

Please provide a copy of these documents, or your IME number (or unique medical identifier number) from your previous medical exam when you apply online.

If we cannot use your old results, we’ll send you instructions on how to get your medical exam done after you submit your application.

If you’ve never completed an IME

As of October 1, 2023, you no longer need to get an upfront medical exam before you submit your application for permanent residence through Express Entry.

If you’ve never completed an IME,

We won’t approve your permanent resident application if your health

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