Is My Spouse Medically Inadmissible?

I would like to sponsor my spouse for permanent residence in Canada. She is here on a study permit, which will expire in December 2013, and we were married last week in Markham. Recently, she was diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which will require ongoing medical care, but she will likely live a full and long life. Will she be refused permanent residence, as she is medically inadmissible? If so, will this affect her study permit? How can she remain with me in Canada?


If your sponsored spouse has a medical condition, which is a danger to the public health or safety, she will be found to be medically inadmissible. However, If her disease will not pose such a danger (i.e. she would just be inadmissible for excessive demand on health or social services), the she will not be medically inadmissible. If the blood disease she has is not contagious or otherwise dangerous to the public, you can still succeed in your sponsorship application. If it turns out that she has a condition that she will pose a danger, you should obtain further legal advice from our immigration consultants, as she may still be able to stay in Canada with proper monitoring and treatment.