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The Government of Canada has made major changes to its controversial medical inadmissibility rules for immigration candidates. Those changes are well expected to reduce the number of refusals on medical inadmissible ground significantly.


The changes abolish Section 38-1(C) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which bars anyone who might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has  tripled the cost threshold for what’s considered an excessive demand. Before the changes, the cost threshold for a demand to be considered excessive was $6,655 per year while the new cost threshold now is $19,965 per year.