+ Wellington Medical Clinic will only provide immigration medicals as of July 2022- Please do not call our office to book a medical until then 

+ Immigration medicals are comprehensive exams and we will be offering limited availability for 2022


Immigration Medical Examinations for Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) 


The Immigration Medical Exam(IME) is conducted to assess whether an applicant poses a risk to Canadian Public Health or Public Safety or represents an excessive demand on the healthcare system 

The role of the Panel Physician and Clinic 

  • The role of the Immigration Panel physician is ONLY to collect medical information on behalf of the IRCC - we do not determine the success of an application nor do we have any information on processing times 


  • Immigration Medical Exam - Generally for permanent residence 

  • Upfront Medical Exam - Generally for visitors students and workers 

  • Canada-Ukraine Authorisation for Emergency Travel (CUAET)



STEP 1:Identification

Make sure you have the correct identification 

For your Medical you must bring with you one of the following identification documents 


  •  Original passport 

  •  National ID Card 

  •  Refugee travel document 

  •  Red Cross travel document 

  •  UN laissez-passer 

  •  OAS travel document 

  •  Refugee Protection Claimant

  •  ANY Government ID from Ukraine 


NOTE: If you have no identification you may still proceed - however IRCC will need to work with you directly to assess your identity 

STEP 2:Review 

Familiarize yourself with support for applicants and reasonable expectations of the Panel Physician and Clinic 


  • Neither the Panel Physician nor Wellington Medical Clinic Staff can comment on application success nor processing times

  • More general information may be found here

  • Check the status of your application here


STEP 3:Translation


Seek translation support should you need it  

  • Our office provides does not provide any form of translation 

  • Please bring with you someone to assist you in translation should this be required 

STEP 4:Review Tests and Costs 

Review the costs and which tests you and your family will need

+ Immigration Medical Exams and Upfront Medical Exams: All private medicals at our office are provided at $223 per person. This includes the physical exam and one follow up phone call if needed 

+ X-Ray: X-Rays are only permitted at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - The cost of this service is $180 per person. Only certain candidates require this

+Labs: Lab services will be through the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital SATELLITE LAB (BOOK HERE) or any LIFELABS LOCATION (BOOK HERE) and a summary of tests needed can be found here

Important: You do NOT need to have the tests done before your medical exam but you are encouraged to have your tests done on the same day as your medical 

Cost Breakdown*

- Immigration Medical Exam: $223

- X-Ray(if needed): $180

- Labs(if needed): Approximately $80 

* none of these costs are paid for by the provincial Medical Services Plan 

STEP 5:Schedule

Book your IME at Wellington Medical Clinic

STEP 6:Photographs 

Have two photographs taken  

They must meet the following criteria. Please print this guide and bring it to the photographer

STEP 7:X-Ray

(If needed) Book your chest X-Ray at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital 

STEP 8:Lab Tests 

(If needed) Book your lab appointment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Satellite -Medical Laboratory or any Lifelabs Location 


+ Bring all corrective eye wear(glasses/contact lenses)

+ Prepare a list of all your medications 

+ Locate your Immigration Medical Exam form IMM1017 (if you have been issued one)

+ Ukrainians - for CUAT Medical Diagnostic Test PLEASE bring your "Medical Diagnostic Test Instructions" form if you have one 

At your Immigration Medical Exam 

- This will be conducted at Wellington Medical Clinic 

- You must arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment as the doctor runs strictly on time 

- Parking is available on the street or within the parkade

- Dr Martin is male and no female physician is available, however the clinic is more than happy to provide a chaperone 

- Only the applicant, a translator and small children of the applicant will be permitted to accompany the applicant into the exam room 

- No breast, rectal or genital exams are required for immigration medicals however applicants do need to remove their outer clothing and wear an examination gown 

- A digital photograph will be taken at your appointment and uploaded to your eMedical account - this is a mandatory expectation of IRCC 

- Applicants will be required to sign a consent declaration 

- If needed, a urine test will be required, please attend well hydrated to assist in obtaining a sample 

- The exam itself will take 30 minutes or less however the entire proccess may take up to 1.5 hours 

- Results for blood tests and X-Rays must be transmitted to IRCC within 10 days of your exam. It is therefore highly recommended that you arrange for your Xray and Lab tests(if needed) to be done on the same day. Our office cannot book these for you 


- If you or your family have received COVID 19 Vaccines please bring proof of vaccination with you to your appointment