Work permit resource by IME Clinic Inc.

Information on IME for Work Permit

Updated on May 5th, 2023

Depending on the type of job you plan to work in Canada, you may need an Immigration Medical Exam, i.e. IME for Work Permit. Furthermore, one way to immigrate to Canada is through a work permit. Work permits vary depending on your personal situation. They are usually valid for six months. Moreover, depending on the type of job you get a work permit for, you may need to have an Immigration Medical Exam.

What are the different types of work permits?

Firstly, one type of IME for work permit is an open work permit. This permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for employers that are non-compliant or offer erotic services. You can visit this link to see if you are eligible for an open work permit.

Similarly, another type of IME for Work permit is the employer-specific work permit. This permit allows you to work in Canada based on specific conditions of employment – these include:

  • Name of employer
  • How long you can work
  • Location of work

Do you need to have an IME for a Work Permit?

Firstly, you may need to have an IME for work permit depending on the type of job you plan to work. Jobs that require medical exams include:

  • Jobs in public health, for example:
    • Health services
    • Clinical laboratory workers
    • Nursing and geriatric homes
    • Medical student research
    • In-home care
    • Childcare
    • Primary or secondary education
  • Jobs in agriculture, and also have lived in a designated country

As well, anyone coming from a designated country and is planning to stay in Canada for more than six months must have an Immigration Medical Exam.

Who can do your medical exam?

Firstly, you can find an approved panel physician near you. As well, Immigration Medical Exams can be completed before or after you begin your work permit application.

What if you want to work in a public health job, but already have your work permit?

Firstly, if you received an open work permit and did not complete a medical exam, but now intend to work for a job that does require a medical exam, follow these steps.

If you have not left your country of residence yet:

  • Get an up-front Immigration Medical Exam
  • Bring proof of your Immigration Medical Exam with you to Canada and be prepared to show to the border officer

However, if you are already in Canada:

Finally, you can apply for a work permit to Canada here.

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Moreover, IME Clinic Inc. accept patients from all over Canada, with multiple locations in Lower Mainland, BC (Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Langley and more. Whether you come from Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, or even Toronto, Montreal or Calgary, we are here to help you!

We wish you luck with your immigration to Canada!