Thanks Vijay. Is IRCC extending meds or asking for remed?
Well, remed would again mean a delay if 2-3 months!
If your medicals are expired or about to expire, IRCC will send it for reassessment to Health Branch where the RMO (Regional Medical Officer) will determine whether to extend them or ask for re-med.
Extensions will be given in accordance to the COVID-19 relief policy. The extension period varies from 6 months (designated countries) to 1 year (non-designated countries). Further, ability to land in Canada is also a consideration factor.
The designated list of countries (same as TRV) can be found at Find out if you need a medical exam - Canada.ca
In order to qualify for extension, your immigration medical exam should have been assessed as M1 or M3
M1: No public risk or danger, no public safety danger and no excessive demand
M3: A health condition(s) is present but is not expected to place an excessive demand on health or social services.
Medical profile assessment codes for reference:
M1: no public health risk or danger, no public safety danger, and no excessive demand
M2: potential risk to public health - medical surveillance required
M3: health condition(s) is present but is not expected to place an excessive demand on health or social services
M4: inadmissible due to danger to public health (e.g., active infectious tuberculosis)
M5: inadmissible due to excessive demand on health and social services
M6: inadmissible due to danger to public safety
M19: excessive demand exempt
Medical assessment coding
Admissible codes (M1, M2 and M3)
Excessive demand exempt code (M19, M29 and M39)
Inadmissible codes (M4, M5 and M6)
Surveillance codes (S1, S2.01, S2.02 and S2.02U)
The results of the IME are entered into eMedical, which are then uploaded into CIC’s Global Case Management System (GCMS). Relevant notes will be added in GCMS based on your assessment.
If your medicals are about to expire or have already expired but you have not yet received any reassessment request from IRCC, then you can get an IME (Immigration medical examination) from a panel physician and send it to IRCC via webform (upfront medical). In all such cases, the medicals are valid for 1 year.
Hope it helps!