Immigrating to Canada with HIV

Many people who have medical problems wonder if they can immigrate to Canada. Having a medical problem can create obstacles for you if you want to immigrate to Canada, but it does not necessarily mean that you cannot immigrate to Canada at all. Immigrate to Canada with HIV

Many Canadian immigration streams require that the applicant be in good health, and the applicant may have to undergo a medical examination to confirm this. It is also important that you answer honestly on all of your immigration application forms, because if you are found to have an illness when you said you did not, you could be in trouble.

HIV Positive immigration in Canada

There are two major reasons why someone with a medical problem such as being HIV positive could be considered medically inadmissible to Canada. The first is that some medical problems can post a threat to public health and safety, while some medical problems can put an excessive demand on Canadian health services.

The larger concern with HIV is that it could put an excessive demand on health services, although this is not always the case as every person with HIV is different.

There are also different ways to immigrate to Canada, and some are more strict about the medical requirements than others. For example, you may not be eligible to apply for a study visa or a work visa if you have HIV.

However, if you are a spouse of a skilled worker or can otherwise be sponsored to Canada, you remain in Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds or you are a refugee, you may be able to immigrate to Canada despite your HIV status.

All immigration cases are different, so it’s best to speak to a licensed immigration lawyer if you have a medical problem that you are worried will make it difficult to enter Canada or immigrate to Canada.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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