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Canada Has Relaxed Restrictions For Medically Disturbed Applicants

With no doubt, many people know how popular the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is, the program has been extended to the end of 2021.

The program has enjoyed a stretched length of success within the last three years, which has led to the addition of over 2,500 Candidates and their relatives as permanent residents in Canada.

The latest change to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program will currently permit semi-skilled partners of principal candidates under the program to apply for an open work license.


This improvement will “give better personal satisfaction to skilled migrants and their families who came to Atlantic Canada to work,” Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said in a news report.

IRCC utilized precedents, such as, nourishment and refreshment (food and beverage) servers and long-truck drivers to show occupations that require semi-level skills.


The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), made it clear that your application could be rejected if any of your family members have any medical issue whatsoever. Canada knows that these medical conditions could cause high demands on the health and social services in Canada.

Right before the upgrades were made, Canada recorded an excessive estimate demand of about $6, 655 CAD per person in a year. So if a candidate cost threshold exceeds or is the same as this prize, his/her application will be refused and rendered inadmissible due to medical excessive demands.

These excessive demands for medical provisions have turned immigration into an uphill for individuals with different medical issues.

For people with diabetes, HIV, and other long-term issues which require steady medications and treatment have constantly seen their application rejected due to the cost of drugs.

The same goes for children with various problems and disabilities. Their applications will be refused because the will incur extra cost for extra assistance in school.

This policy has come under great scrutiny by different groups and organizations for discriminating against people with medical issues and condition as well as disables.

Canadian government over the past 2 years has consulted different provincial counterparts and have deliberated, negotiated and had meetings to see the best way to mend the policy to suit everyone. Then on the 16th of April, the announcement was made.

The announcement covered the improvement and increase of the cost threshold for different inadmissibility by 300%. And changing totally what the social services stands for by eradicating references to special education, personal support, and vocational rehabilitation services.

By doing these things, there will be better chance and leniency for applicants who need steady medical attention and support so long as the treatment requirements do not exceed $20, 000 CAD prescription for medication each year.

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