Vancouver: The Canadian government led by Justin Trudeau will waive medical exams for approximately 1,80,000 temporary and permanent resident applicants who are already in the country. The announcement was made by Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. The minister took to Twitter and said permanent and temporary resident applicants who are already in Canada and meet certain criteria are exempt from immigration medical exams.Read also – LIVE | Score Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates, T20 World Cup 2022: Lankan Lions win by 73 points
“This new measure will help expedite processing and benefit over 180,000 claimants in Canada,” Sean Fraser said in a tweet. Also read – Janhvi Kapoor flaunts her hourglass figure in a 12k silk satin dress with a sweetheart neckline – Yay or Nay?
Improving and strengthening our immigration system benefits everyone. Effective immediately, permanent and temporary resident applicants who are already in Canada and who meet certain criteria are exempt from immigration medical exams.
— Sean Fraser (@SeanFraserMP) October 12, 2022
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WHO ARE EXEMPTED:
- The temporary policy exempts certain low-risk foreign nationals from submitting an immigration medical examination (IME) as part of their application.
- The application aims to speed up the processing of applications and thus facilitate the obtaining of temporary or permanent resident status for foreign nationals.
- Has passed an immigration medical examination within the last 5 years and has not posed a risk to public health or safety, or reported to public health authorities for monitoring, as required
- Applicants will still need to provide the unique medical ID number from their previous medical examination when submitting the new application.
- The policy will be applicable until October 6, 2024.