HIV Positive Immigration in Canada

Immigrating to a new country like Canada is daunting and complicated enough without having a serious medical problem like HIV. In many cases, having a serious illness can prevent you from meeting your immigration goals. People with medical problems that cause them to be inadmissible to Canada are called medically inadmissible. Immigrate to Canada with HIV

Why would someone be medically inadmissible to Canada? There are two main reasons. The first is that the medical problem could be a communicable disease that puts others at risk, while the second is that the medical problem could have the potential to put an excessive strain on Canadian healthcare. In the case of HIV, the second reason is normally what applies.

Immigrating to Canada with HIV: Is it possible?

It may be very possible that an individual who has HIV will not put an excessive strain on the Canadian healthcare system. This is because every case of HIV is different, as is every immigration case and treatment course. In fact, even court cases differ.

The average Canadian uses about $6,100 worth of services every year in Canada, and if the immigrant is expected to cost more they may be denied for permanent residency. But there are also cases where the immigrant is able to offset these costs themselves, or they are able to obtain funding from an organization or charity that helps people in this type of situation.
In addition, some types of immigrants are exempt from medical inadmissibility, such as in the case of children or spouses of Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are sponsored to Canada.

Regardless, if you are facing a difficult obstacle in the immigration process, speak to a licensed immigration lawyer to determine your eligibility and what you should do next.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.


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