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Canadian Government is all Set to Deal with the Rule Causing Refusal for Immigrants on Medical Grounds

Ahmed Hussein, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, has conveyed his intention and looks confident to devise an action plan with his department to address a controversial policy. At present, this policy acts as a hurdle for the immigrants who may cause an “Excessive Demand” on the health-care system of Canada. The action plan with reference to this rule will come into the limelight during April 2018.

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The recommendations for abolishing the rules associated with the ‘Excessive Demand’, which relate to the Section 38 1(C) of “Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act” are out there by the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

These recommendations along with the standing committee report regarding medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants was put forward on December 12, 2017. It suggests that these rules are against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue its response during April this year.

While appearing before that committee, Hussein reiterated his intention to make required changes to such rules in the following words.

“I have been very clear that this policy is out of step with Canadian values on accommodating people with disabilities,

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Apart from this, the minister made a promise on behalf of his department that an viable response to the committee’s recommendations will come on the table by April 12.

Excessive Demand Elaborated

Canadian Government is all Set to Deal with the Rule Causing Refusal for Immigrants on Medical Grounds

According to the Section 38 1 (C) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, “A prospective immigrant may face refusal for their immigration request on health grounds”. This is so when such an immigrant falls under the condition mentioned below.

  • There are reasons to believe that a person might cause excessive demand on health or social services.

The definition of Excessive demand is as under.

Excessive Demand is something for which the anticipated costs would probably exceed the average cost of Canadian per capita health services and social services. The calculation of this cost may either takes into account a five or 10-year period.

The cost threshold for an Excessive Demand during 2017 was $6,655/year or $33,275 for more than 5 years.

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