Do I need a medical exam to get a visa?
If the duration of your visit is six months or less:
Generally, no medical examination is required.
However, a medical examination is required if you intend to work in an occupation in which the protection of public health is essential. Please see Jobs for which you need a medical examination for more information.
If the duration of your visit is more than six months:
You will need a medical examination if:
- you have resided or stayed temporarily for six or more consecutive months in a designated country or territory in the one year immediately preceding the date you sought entry into Canada. This applies even if you are a citizen of a country where you do not require a visa to enter Canada.
- you are coming to Canada to work in an occupation in which the protection of public health is essential. See Jobs for which you need a medical examination for more information.
- you are applying for a Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.
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