On June 30, 2021, the Government of Canada published a new temporary public policy that exempts some foreign nationals from having to complete an additional immigration medical exam as part of their application for permanent residence (PR) or for a permanent resident visa (PRV). The policy applies to foreign nationals residing in Canada who have submitted or have a pending application for PR or for a PRV and have not yet completed a new immigration medical exam; or those who have completed an immigration medical exam within the last 5 years and were found not to pose any risk to public safety or health; and those who have not left Canada for more than 6 months in the last year to live in another country that possesses a higher incidence of a serious communicable disease than Canada. New instructions will be in effect until December 28, 2021.
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