Q & A: Medical Condition of a Dependent Applicant

CIC News
Published: February 1, 1998

Q. A dependent daughter has been diagnosed with Polio. She has problems in both of her feet. Other than that she is smart and doing well in school. What would be the impact of such a condition on the application.

Answer: The medical officer's handbook does not provide any specific information on Polio.

The legal imperative for the Medical Officer is to identify "inadmissible persons" according to two principal criteria:

* danger to public health or safety; and
* actual or potential demand on health or social services.

As well, in assessing admissibility, the Medical Officer must use supporting criteria described in Section 22 of immigration Regulations, 1978:

"For the purpose of determining whether any person is or is likely to be a danger to public health or to public safety or whether the admission of any person would cause or might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demands on health or social services, the following factors shall be considered by a
Medical Officer in relation to the nature, severity or probable duration of any disease, disorder, disability or other health impairment from which the person is suffering..."

In the event of inadmissibility of a dependent applicant for medical reasons, the entire application is typically refused.

Additional information at: http://canadavisa.com/documents/medical.html

Share this article
Share your voice
Did you find this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Did you find this article helpful?
Please provide a response
Thank you for your helpful feedback
Please contact us if you would like to share additional feedback, have a question, or would like Canadian immigration assistance.
  • Do you need Canadian immigration assistance? Contact the Contact Cohen Immigration Law firm by completing our form
  • Send us your feedback or your non-legal assistance questions by emailing us at media@canadavisa.com
Top Stories
Can I be a dual citizen if I immigrate to Canada?
From work to study: How Americans can begin their Canadian journey
8 Tips for the Listening Component of your CELPIP Test
Join our free newsletter. Get Canada's top immigration stories delivered to your inbox.
Subscribe
More in Sponsor Content
8 Tips for the Listening Component of your CELPIP Test
When the time comes to take your CELPIP Test, listen carefully to the recordings.
Helpful advice for newcomers landing in Canada: A post-arrival checklist for newcomers to Canada
When you arrive, you will have to go through a process to confirm your identity.
Studying in Canada? Get Support with Increased Awards from the CAEL Scholarships!
As a test explicitly designed to measure students' English language proficiency in an academic context, CAEL is one of the most effective assessments for identifying individuals with the skills needed for success at Canadian universities and colleges.
How Pre-Arrival Services Help Immigrants to Canada Even Before They Arrive
Planning for Canada Team
Link copied to clipboard