CIC has been reorganizing their website so that the old medical procedures manuals have been replaced. The new layout is more complex to navigate (it’s a website instead of an operational manual) but there are also substantive changes to the information and material.
For anyone trying to understand more about the medical evaluation process, it’s important to become very familiar with this information.
Personally, I’m glad that some of this wasn’t in place for the processing of my own application – it would have added months onto the process (there are procedures for sponsor notification in some cases and requiring the sponsor agree to continue the sponsorship in spite of the medical condition.)
While my own journey through the quagmire of Medical Inadmissibility has come to an end (at least for now) I am glad to be hearing from those who are going through the process.
I have been surprised when I read the posts of people who are in a similar situation to mine and the vitriolic comments in public forums about them – either that or often a complete lack of response. It is clear to me that this is a poorly understood area, with a dearth of empathy or understanding from those not impacted by it.
One recent positive step has been that CIC has published new information about the medical examination process. This includes new forms, new processes and links to a sample from the “Panel Physician Handbook” – apparently the final handbook is not yet complete. The information there is useful, especially for people trying to understand the initial part of the Canadian Immigration medical examination process.