Dominion Medical Centres

IRCC Immigration Medicals

All Immigration Medical Examinations must be conducted by a physician certified to perform the exam by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Your own doctor cannot perform the medical exam. Our physicians are IRCC certified panel physicians approved to conduct Immigration Medical Exams for IRCC. If you have questions read our FAQs at the bottom of this page.

The purpose of the immigration medical examination is to assess your general health and to identify any major medical conditions. The exam is intended for those applying for the following who have been advised by the IRCC to have this exam performed:

  • Permanent Residency
  • Student Visas
  • Worker Visas
  • Visitor Visas

All appointments are 30 minutes in length. You must bring a list of current medications and information on any present or past medical conditions that required treatment by a specialist physician.

Book an IRCC Immigration Medical:

  • Only 1 patient per time slot (e.g. if you have a family of 4 you need to book 4 slots).
  • Your medical may take up to 1 hour
  • Prices and additional details will be provided in the confirmation email
  • For questions, please visit our FAQs at the bottom of this page.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. Upfront Medicals are medicals performed when you have not yet applied to IRCC

A valid Canadian or US photo ID or current passport are required. 

Yes, we offer appointments with female physicians. 

English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. Please specify if you require one of these languages as the doctors each speak different languages.

Yes. Alberta Health and Wellness and other benefit plans do not cover the cost of the immigration medical examination.

The cost of the exam depends on the age of the patient:

  • Persons 15 Years and older:  $415 per Person (Exam, Blood Work, Urinalysis and X-Ray)
  • Ages 11-14:  $360 per Person (Exam, Urinalysis and X-Ray)
  • Ages 5-10: $310 Per Person (Exam and Urinalysis)
  • Ages 0-4:  $260 Per Person (Exam Only)

These amounts cover all costs.

The in clinic portion of the appointment is typically between 15-45 minutes in length. 

After your exam you will need to visit Dynalife  Medical Labs for testing. This may take a 1-3 more hours depending on a number of factors.  

It takes about 7 days for all results to come back to us. We will only contact you if the results come back abnormal. Note: if the results are normal we will not contact you.

Once we have all of your results and they are normal we submit the exam to IRCC.

If you are concerned about meeting a deadline to have your examination submitted, the IRCC uses the day you have your exam performed as the date (not the day the exam was submitted).  Once your exam has been submitted to IRCC it usually takes them about 4-6 weeks to update it on your application file.

This is why IRCC uses the day you have your exam.

FAQs

For IRCC specific questions, visit the Government IRCC help website here

Q: Are Dominion’s doctors IRCC Designated Panel Physicians?

A: Yes, our doctors are certified by the IRCC as Panel Physicians.

Q: Can I have my exam performed by a female physician ?
A: Yes, we offer female physicians.

Q: What languages do the doctors speak?
A: English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. Please specify if you require one of these languages as the doctors each speak different languages.

Q: Do I have to pay for the exam?
A: Yes. Alberta Health and Wellness and other benefit plans do not cover the cost of the immigration medical examination.

Q: What are the costs for the examination?
The cost of the exam depends on the age of the patient:

  • Persons 15 years and older: $415 per person (exam, blood work and x-ray)
  • Ages 11 to 14 years: $360 per person (only the exam and x-ray, no blood work is required)
  • Ages 5 – 10 years: $310  (exam only,  no blood work or x-ray required)
  • Ages 0-4 years:  $260  (exam only,  no blood work or x-ray required)

A: Does Dominion perform Upfront Medicals?
Yes. Upfront Medicals are medicals performed when you have not yet applied to IRCC.

Q: How long does it take to get the results?
A: It takes about 7 days for all results to come back to us. We will only contact you if the results come back abnormal. Note: if the results are normal we will not contact you.

Q: How long does it take to submit the exam to IRCC?
A: Once we have all of your results and they are normal we submit the exam to IRCC. If you are concerned about meeting a deadline to have your examination submitted, the IRCC uses the day you have your exam as the date (not the day the exam was submitted).

Once your exam has been submitted to IRCC it usually takes them about 4-6 weeks to update it on your application file.

This is why IRCC uses the day you have your exam.