Medical exams and police checks

When you apply, you may need to also provide proof of a medical exam and/or a police check.

Medical exams

To protect the health and safety of Canadians, as well as reduce and prevent excessive demand on Canada's health and social services system, permanent or temporary resident applicants may be required to undergo a medical exam.

Find out more about medical exams.

Police certificates

We use police certificates to find out if you have a criminal record. They help visa officers make sure you are not a security risk to Canada.

You may need a police certificate if you are coming to Canada as a live-in caregiver, tourist, student or temporary worker. If you are applying for permanent residence or Canadian citizenship, you must provide a police certificate.

Find out more about police certificates and how to get a police certificate in various countries and territories.

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