The Canada-Ukraine Authorisation for Emergency Travel

CUAET is a special, accelerated temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians seeking safe haven in Canada while the crisis in their home country continues. Clients entering Canada through this pathway are exempt from completing an immigration medical examination (IME) overseas. However, they are required to complete and pay for a Medical Diagnostic Test (DMT) within 90 days of arrival in Canada to screen for communicable diseases

For all CUAET applicants please review all general immigration information HERE

Process

 

STEP1: Identification

Make sure you have the correct identification 

For your Medical appointment 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 

Familiarise 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

 

STEP 3: Translation and Support

  • Our office provides does not provide any form of translation 

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

  • Some additional resources for displaced Ukrainians may be found HERE

STEP 4: Review Tests and Costs 

 

Review the cost* and which tests you and your family will need:

  • CUAET appointment with panel physician:  $125* per person if not enrolled in MSP 

  • X-Ray:  $180* per person if not enrolled in MSP.  X-rays are only permitted at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Only certain candidates require this

  • Labs:  $80* per person if not enrolled in MSP. Lab services will be through the SATELLITE LAB (book hereor any LIFELABS LOCATION (book here). 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 

*NOTE REGARDING PAYMENT:


As of October 1, 2022, the Ministry of Health began covering the cost for the CUAET exam, including chest X-ray and blood tests. To be eligible, individuals must be enrolled in the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and have approved CUAET documentation.
 

If you have not been enrolled in MSP before the appointment with the panel physician, you must pay for the appointment privately and may be reimbursed by Health Insurance BC at a later date.
 

STEP 5: Schedule Medical

 

Book your appointment with panel physician by calling our office at 250-740-2100 ext 3 or 4

STEP 6: Photographs 

Some patients may be required to have professional photographs taken and bring them to their appointment with the panel physician – these photos must meet this criteria (print this guide and bring it with you the photographer)

  • Required for patients over the age of 15:  TWO photographs

  • Required for patients over the age of 11:  ONE photographs

  • Children aged 0-10:  NO photographs required

STEP 7: Imaging

 

(If needed) Chest X-Rays must be done at Nanaimo Regional General HospitalAppointments cannot be scheduled ahead of time, this is done on a walk-in basis only. Please arrive BEFORE 3:00pm

STEP 8: Lab tests

 

(If needed) Book your lab appointment at Satellite Lab or any LifeLabs location 

At your CUAET Medical Exam 

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

  • Prepare and bring a list of all your medications 

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

  • 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 a male physician, Dr Oberholster is female 

  • 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 

COVID 19 Vaccinations 

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