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Medical Inadmissibility

What is Medical Inadmissibility to Canada?

Under section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, foreign nationals are deemed inadmissible to Canada on health grounds if their health condition is reasonably expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services over a period of five consecutive years immediately following the most recent medical assessment.

In June 2018, IRCC announced updated medical inadmissibility rules that include:

  • children with intellectual disabilities such as autism or Down syndrome will no longer be denied due to special education needs and other social service spending that could be required once they arrive in Canada
  • increasing 3 times the cost threshold used to deny applicants whose medical conditions could result in health-care costs once they arrive in Canada. The current 2019 cost threshold under the temporary public policy is $20,517.00

If you are refused entry to Canada because of health reasons, there may still be ways to enter the country.

If you feel that you were discriminated or treated unfairly due to Canada's medical inadmissibility rules, contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.

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I reached out to Ackah | Business Immigration Law when our company needed assistance for our business visa needs. The whole team is effective and efficient, the communication I received was extremely helpful in ensuring we had the right information for our employees travelling outside of Canada.

Evelyn Ackah walked me through the full process to ensure we were successful in our cross-border needs and her team was open and resourceful for all questions that arose. I received documents which outlined the information required to build our visa documentation. Once all documentation was gathered Evelyn and her team engaged with my team to ensure those who were travelling were fully prepared; in addition, Ackah Business Immigration Law also ensured a member of their team was on call for dates of travel, this assisted in my team knowing they had someone to turn to if needed during the procedure.

I would recommend Ackah Law to all businesses for their immigration needs and will continue to reach out when needed.

– F. Martens, Gryphon Oilfield Solutions

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