Immigration Medical Services offered by Medicentres



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. We have physicians who speak a number of different languages on hand to make the process more comfortable for you. 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


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.

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. 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?

The cost of the exam depends on the age of the patient. Please contact us for more information.


Heritage Village Medicentres

Heritage Village Medicentre

2041 – 111 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 4V9

P. 780 438 2306 | F. 780 461 2632