When applying for permanent residence in Canada, it is mandatory to complete an immigration medical exam.

For the medical exam, you must see a doctor from a list of panel physicians. Your own family doctor can't do the immigration medical exam.

The panel physician cannot make a final decision regarding your medical exam. Only an immigration officer can make a decision.

If you are applying for PR through the Express Entry program, you must do a medical exam before applying.

If you are sponsored as a spouse, partner, or child, you must wait for medical exam instructions after submitting your application. Once received, you will need to go for a medical exam.

You have to bring the following documents for the medical exam: identification document, eyeglasses or contact lenses if you use, previous medical reports and four recent photographs

You must pay a doctor or radiologist, special tests or treatment fees. If you choose to get any vaccines, the panel physician suggests, you must pay that fee.

Expectations during the exam: Staff identify your identity, Medical History questionnaire, Physical examination, Other possible tests or vaccination

After the exam, the doctor will give you a confirmation document, and the result will send to IRCC for an immigration process.

Please be aware that if you undergo a medical examination before submitting your application, include a copy of the IMM 1017B upfront medical report form with your application.

Your medical exam is valid for only 12 months. If you don't come to Canada within that time, you may need to have another medical exam.