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Do I need a medical exam to get a work permit?

You may need a medical exam to get a work permit if:

  • you wish to work in a job where it is important to protect public health, such as
    • health services,
    • child care or
    • primary or secondary education, or
  • you will be working in an agricultural job and you have lived in a designated country or territory, or
  • you want to work in Canada for more than six months, and you lived in a designated country or territory for six consecutive months during the year right before the date you intend to enter Canada.

If you need a medical exam, an officer will tell you so and send you instructions on how to proceed. The officer's decision is based on the type of job you will have and where you lived in the past year.


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