Medical Exam incomplete due to pregnancy


My wife and I applied for express entry and got ITA in January. We have the application deadline coming up, booked an appointment for the Medical exam. However, the exam would be incomplete due to pregnancy and the final tests would be performed only after delivery. Does anyone know if we can submit the application without the complete exam results? Will the PR expire one year from the medical exam completion date or the day we take the medical exam (there is a good 6 months gap between the two)?

Is that still the case if the baby is born in the US? Since the baby will be a US citizen, getting the child into Canada should not be a problem, right?

We’ve been trying to contact CIC by phone on *67 1 (613) 944-4000‬ for a few days, but they are not able to let me speak to somu due to high volume of calls. Does anyone know if there is some other way to reach CIC? Thank you

Based on what I’ve heard from other people it’s much better for the child to have a PR along with the parents, irrespective of whether the child needs a visa or not for Canada, since you will be living with the child for long periods of time in Canada that can get complicated for a US citizen child with Canadian visa (for “visits” longer than 3 months). Maybe other PRs with kids can answer this question better.

This was our situation exactly we delayed the application till the baby arrived and we had her passport and medical in hand. Use email to contact them, we always used email and worked great.

Can they delay the process by 9 to 10 months? We dont have a problem in redoing the medicals etc. I filled my final application for PR about a month back.

What are my options?

That’s up to them either mail them or call their contact center number to check. But that does sound quite long, why not just get PR move to Canada and then your kid will have Canadian citizenship and your family will be under the Canadian medical coverage as PR. You haven’t mentioned if you already have an ITA?

The reason to not move is the Doctor. My wife wants to stick to the Dr and the current team. Yes got an ITA in Feb and submitted the application on April 25th

Fair enough, thats quite understandable. I would think they would be open to this, if you already have an ITA then you’re clock is ticking reach out quickly and explain the situation. We delayed out PR by about 5 months so as to add the kid to our application they gave us permission to do this. Keep in mind you will need the kids passport so add a buffer for that.

How do I reach out to them? What the best way to do that?

When I log into my portal I cant find anywhere I can send an email.

There are two ways.

  1. 1-888-242-2100 In Canada. Contact the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays are the least busy days for the Call Centre.

  2. Use the webform

X-ray test will be pending if the applicant is pregnant. Is there any other way to complete the x-ray