Medical surveillance and notifications

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Applicants found to have a medical condition of public health significance during their immigration medical examination (IME) must report to the provincial or territorial public health authorities to undergo medical surveillance.

About medical surveillance

Who requires medical surveillance and who is responsible for medical surveillance in Canada?

Procedure for notifying clients with tuberculosis

Instructions for visa and immigration officers and border services officers regarding inactive tuberculosis, and urgent and complex cases of tuberculosis.

Procedure for HIV positive cases

Procedures when a foreign national is found to be HIV positive.

Completing the IMM 0535B form

Instructions for visa and immigration officers and border services officers.

Handouts and forms

Related handouts and forms on tuberculosis and HIV.

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