Medical exams for Express Entry

You must have a medical exam from a panel physician before you apply for permanent residence. Your family members must also have one, even if they aren’t coming with you.

We encourage you to complete your medical exam as soon as you get your invitation to apply. The results of your exam must be valid:

  • at the time you submit your application for permanent residence, and
  • when you arrive in Canada

For this reason, it is a good idea to complete the exam as close as possible to the date you submit your online application.

We don’t send you documents to take to the exam. When the panel physician completes the medical exam, they will give you an:

  • information printout sheet
  • IMM 1017B Upfront Medical Report form

You must provide a copy of these documents when you apply online.

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

  • is a danger to Canada’s public health or safety
  • would cause too much demand on health or social services in Canada
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