Second medicals for refugees recognized in Canada

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Resolution number: 
3
November 2002
Whereas: 
  1. Refugees recognized in Canada have already undergone a medical on arriving in Canada;
  2. CIC is interpreting the new immigration legislation to require a second medical, on application for permanent residence, where more than 12 months have passed since the first medical.
  3. It is arbitrary, inefficient and discriminatory to target refugees simply because the waiting period between their arrival in Canada and their application for permanent residence exceeds 12 months.
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR reject CIC's interpretation and oppose a mandatory second medical for refugees who make their application for permanent residence in Canada, and that the CCR communicate this position to CIC.

Subject: 
Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement