Immigration Medical Services offered by Medicentres


What is it?

We’re happy to do immigration medical exams the same day, Monday to Saturday, at one of our two clinics. If you can’t find a time online, please call us.

If you are a newcomer to our country, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) may require you to see a physician to conduct a medical exam. This exam is meant to get an idea of your general health and determine if there are any major health concerns.

The exams take about 30 minutes. Please note that in many cases your family doctor cannot perform the exam. This is because a doctor must be specially certified to perform immigration medical exams. Please bring a list of any medications you’re currently taking and any past or current medical conditions that required treatment from a physician specialist (ie. someone that your Family Doctor referred you to).

The CIC requires you to have an Immigration Medical if you fall into one of these groups:
Student Visas
Permanent Residency
Worker Visas
Visitor Visas

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for the exam?

Yes. Alberta Health and Wellness and other benefit plans do not cover the cost of the immigration medical examination. We accept cash, Debit, Visa and MasterCard. Also, you will be required to pay for your laboratory work and X-rays separately to those providers.

How long does it take to get the results?
Once we have all of your results and they are normal, we submit the exam to CIC. Upon completion of all of your exams, Medicentres will submit all of your results to CIC within 4-7 days. If you are concerned about meeting a deadline to have your examination submitted to CIC, the CIC uses the day you have your exam and not the day the exam was submitted. Once your exam has been submitted to CIC it usually takes them about 4-6 weeks to update it into your application file. This is why CIC uses the day you have your exam.
Does Medicentres perform Upfront Medicals?
Yes. These are medicals performed when you have not yet applied to CIC.
Is the doctor a female physician?
Yes, we have both male and female physicians certified to perform immigration medicals.
What are the costs for the examination?

Exam costs vary by type:

  • CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel) Immigration Medicals — $175
  • Standard Medical Exam — $250
  • Streamlined medical exam — $250

After the exam our doctors will provide you with a requisition, and you’ll need to have a chest X-ray ($50) and blood work done ($105).

What should I bring to my appointment?

You may eat and drink prior to all of your exams if you wish. Please bring the following items to your medical exam: All of your immigration documents, Passport and photo identification, eye glasses and/or hearing aids if required, a book or hobby, quiet toys for children. Please also bring a list of current medications you are taking and any prior medical conditions from your family doctor.

Please note that there’s no requirement to bring a personal photo, as we will be taking your picture on-site.

Immigration Medicals at Medicentres

Pleasantview Medicentre

11076 51 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 0L4

P. 780 436 8071 | F. 780 435 6034

Pleasantview Medicentre

Heritage Village Medicentre

2041 – 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 4V9
P. 780 438 2306 | F. 780 461 2632

Heritage Village Medicentres