Liberals Loosen Rules that Exclude Immigrants on Medical Grounds

After many decades the Liberal government is loosening the medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants, but is not yet eliminating the policy that many people have called discriminatory.

From the news release:

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said the policy, which has been in place for more than 40 years, is “way out of date” and not in line with Canadian values or government policies of inclusion.

Under the revised policy, newcomers won’t be denied permanent residency if they or any of their children have developmental delays, special education requirements, or a hearing or visual impairment. The anticipated health-care cost threshold will also be increased to about $20,000 a year — about three times the previous threshold.

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