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Medical

Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:14 am

Hi does anyone know anything about the medical on getting into canada?

i dont keep great health, I think its fine, some doctors dont though!

I would hate to work through and pay out for all the applications just to be turned down at the final medical Sad My dad lives in Canada and would love to go there for a year anyway but would need to work while there.

Any info would be good, ie what sort of questions will I get and what sort of tests??

Annette

 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:50 pm

Canada has a standard medical examination, along with chest xrays, and blood tests for all applicants. The Canadian Immigration department has a list of approved Doctors in each country, that will do the testing, and take a history of your past health.

Reasons for being denied could be............A history of Tuberculosis, being HIV/Aids positive, mental illness, physical or mental dis-ability that would prevent the applicant from being fully employed in Canada. Having a illness that is communicable to others. There are others, but you get the idea.

One of the first things that you do in the process is to have a medical, so if you are not accepted at that point, due to a medical problem, the application is withdrawn.

You should do this..... Ask your family Doctor for his/her opinion about if you could pass the entrance medical to come to Canada as a Immigrant, based on your past and present health condition.

If your Father is in Canada now, what is his Immigration status.? Is he a Permanent Resident in Canada, or is he here on a work visa? If he is a PR card holder in Canada he MAY be able to sponnsor YOU if you can pass the medical exam . This would be under the "family re-unification program". Under this program, you would not have to meet such high educational standards as if you were applying on your own.

If you have post secondary school education qualifications, such as a University degree, or you are a qualified trades man such as a plumber, carpenter, diesel mechanic, welder, or brick layer. you are needed here in Canada. The same goes for heavy goods drivers especially those with hazmat certified tanker experience.

As a UK citizen, you can VISIT Canada, with out needing a visa to enter Canada, but you cannot work here as a Visitor. You need to go thru the proper application process to get here legally and with the proper approvals, from the Canadian Government. It is well worth the effort to get here.

Jim Bunting. Toronto.

 

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Re: Medical

Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:10 pm

Hi Jim

Thanks for the info. Myself and my husband are Plumbers to trade so thats how I would prefer to enter rather than my father sponsoring me.

I did do a self test and it was acceptable then had a look at a site where they help you apply but it seemed to me that the medical was the last thing they required. If it was the first thing then I dont have a problem with this. I dont like the idea of going through all the paperwork and be told at the end I havent passed the medical.

Annette

 

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:37 pm

OK. Be positive.

If for some reason you are denied, the fees are refunded to you.

With BOTH of you being experienced and qualified in a NEEDED trade, I think that you should get on with the process. Imagine what a huge advantage the two of you have over somebody who doesn't speak English, and doesn't have a trade certificate and practical trades experience.

In Ontario, once you are here and have gotten your Ontario certificate in your trade, you have a choice of many work situations.

Here is a offcial Province of Ontario web site ,that deals specifically with becoming recognised in Ontario as a Plumber. Read it carefully and make note of the requirements to be certified here in Ontario.

www.citizenship.gov.on...umber.html

Read all the way to the bottom of that page and note the average wages quoted for a journey person in your trade are now about 16 UK pounds per hour and when benefits are factored in the average hourly rate is above 20 UK pounds per hour here in Ontario ( 2005 rates )

If you have any more questions, I'll be happy to answer them here.

Jim b Toronto.

 

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:12 am

Hi Jim

"Read all the way to the bottom of that page"

This I certainly did, wow what great info. I spent weeks trying to find stuff like that before I found this site! Absolutely brilliant and certainly appealing isnt it!

What I found good was the fact that it costs nothing to apply for the C of Q and I was just about to pay $250.00 for someone to sort it out for me!

Going back to the medical part. I will now need to make sure I use a competent agent. The one I looked at on the net originally stated various fees along the way made payable at certain steps. All was basically completed and paid for and accepted "subject to medical" In that situation I could not get refund of fees because all the work had been carried out. I emailed them to see if I could have the medical first but got no reply Sad

Thanks for the help, it really is appreciated and will think again about applying. I was settling for Majorca but, well.................. So long as you promise to help me along the way Smile

Take care
Annette

 

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Glad I was able to help you with that web site for plumbers

Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:17 am

Annette>

Glad I was able to help you with that information about being able to write your Q of C in Canada.

Remember that if you are using a agent, to help you with your Immigration application, they HAVE to be a certified Canadian Immigration Consultant who is REGISTEED with the Canadian Government and is located IN CANADA. They will have an official registration number on their web site or letterhead and if not, drop them right away. There are numerous shady firms in other countries, out side of Canada. They CANNOT be a properly registered and bonded agent for any Immigrant to Canada. The law on this is quite clear. Canada insists on their being physically located in Canada so they can be charged and tried if they break Canadian laws. Obviously, if a firm is located in India, for example, Canada can't touch them, if they are doing things illegally.


Any fees that you pay to a agent are OVER AND ABOVE any fees that are required by the Canadian government. I don't say that agents are a bad thing, and in some cases thay are very helpfull to some applicants that have complicated situations. BUT in many cases, a person should be able to do the forms themselves, especially if they speak read and write English as a first language. The forms are not that complicated.

IMPORTANT............Canada has a list of " Approved Doctors" in the UK who are the ONLY ones that are allowed to do the Immigration medical for thre Canadian Government. You can get a list of them from Canada House in London. Don't use any one else.

Finally..........Going to Spain, compared to Canada. To our advantage here, is.......... Language, social life, and most especially, no terror threats here in Canada. Your working life will be similar to what you are used to in the UK, in Spain you would be the Anglos, for ever. Yes they get warmer weather than we do in winter, but we sure do get a long lovely spring summer and fall here, and the buses/trains are not being blown up here, either.

Jim b Toronto.

 

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Re: Medical

Post Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:30 pm

Hi - Another to point to add is do not take a medical until Immigration informs you to. This is clearly stated on the papers and on the web site.

 

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