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Diabetes and immigrating to Canada

Old Jan 10th 2004, 4:24 am
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Hi my name is Joanne, my family and I are in the process of applying to immigrate to Canada. My son who is 11 years old has insulin dependent diabetes. We have two queries:-
1. Will his diabetes hinder our application?
2. Will we have to finance his medication or will his medication be available free for children through the Canadian Health Service as it is in Britain through the NHS.
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Old Jan 10th 2004, 6:01 am
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Hi Joanne

"joanne gillett" <member19800@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi my name is Joanne, my family and I are in the process of applying to
    > immigrate to Canada. My son who is 11 years old has insulin dependent
    > diabetes. We have two queries:-
    > 1. Will his diabetes hinder our application?

Yes, but no one in this forum would be able to answer the question if it
would result in a refusal. The medical will be reviewed by a medical
officer and at that time it would have to be determined if the cost of
treating your son in Canada would be considered as "excess demand" which is
the comparison of of the costs of anticipated health or social services for
your son against the average Canadian per capita health and social costs
over the same period of time.
    > 2. Will we have to finance his medication or will his medication be
    > available free for children through the Canadian Health Service as
    > it is in Britain through the NHS.

Believe you will have to pay, but most employers have a drug benefit in
thier medical plans, where you would pay a portion of the costs. You would
have to check the province of your destination as Health care is a
provincial responsibility.

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