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IMPACT – MEDIUM
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has temporarily exempted some Canada-based foreign nationals from having to take an additional medical exam as part of their application for permanent residence.
The exemption will remain in place until Dec. 28, 2021, and will apply to:
Additional Information: A foreign national’s family members who live in Canada may be eligible for the medical exam exemption if they meet the aforementioned criteria. A list of countries that require an immigration medical exam is found here.
BAL Analysis: The exemption intends to streamline application processing for low-risk in-Canada applicants and helps the Canadian government process as many applications as possible this year to meet its targets that were not met in 2020.
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