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Old Jun 23rd 2011, 5:02 am
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Dear all,

I've been thinking about emigrating to Canada for many years now and have done quite a lot of research in that time; I'm fairly familiar with many apsects of the process involved but I'm not too sure as to what my eligibility would be medically were I to make an application.

Currently the Canadian immigration authorities will bar entry to Canada as a PR if you or an immediate family member have a condition which is either serious, contagious or likely to become a drain on Canadain social services in future. I realise this may be an obvious question to some on these boards but does anyone have any experience regarding how diabetes is regarded in these circumstances? I myself am not diabetic but my mother (who would not be emigrating with me) is; would this cause my application to be invalidated, do you think?

Thanks all and best wishes,

Rob.
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Dear all,

I've been thinking about emigrating to Canada for many years now and have done quite a lot of research in that time; I'm fairly familiar with many apsects of the process involved but I'm not too sure as to what my eligibility would be medically were I to make an application.

Currently the Canadian immigration authorities will bar entry to Canada as a PR if you or an immediate family member have a condition which is either serious, contagious or likely to become a drain on Canadain social services in future. I realise this may be an obvious question to some on these boards but does anyone have any experience regarding how diabetes is regarded in these circumstances? I myself am not diabetic but my mother (who would not be emigrating with me) is; would this cause my application to be invalidated, do you think?

Thanks all and best wishes,

Rob.
Your mother's diabetic condition will have absolutely no impact on your application.
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Thanks for that, much appreciated! One other question that just sprang to mind (it's not severe so I haven't really thought about it too much) is asthma; I'm only mildly asthmatic (I have to take an inhaler before exercising sometimes but it's nothing severe); is it likely that that would have an impact either? Apologies for the double question, and all the best folks!

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hi there, sorry Rob i dont have any answers for you.
However am in the same boat as you, the only difference is that I have been told i have pre-diabetes so im really hoping this doesnt stop my application.......any idea anyone?
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its done on a cost absis , The average Canadian costs around 5K per year in health care costs.
if you are likely to cost less than this then no probelms , if you are likely to cost more than you may have a battle.

If yo are rejected on excessive demand grounds then they give you a chance to appeal their decision.

Most people with mild , well controlled conditions don't have any problems. For example there are people on here with diabtetes who have been granted PR with no problems. the key is in the preparation, you need doctors reports with likely progression , outcomes etc.
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I am and was a Type I diabetic at the time of my application for PR.

Had good control and it did not cause me any issues at all. The cost of prescriptions in Canada is a whole other issue
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Thanks for the answers and hope they help you Rob too.

As for the prescription charges.......yes i have heard about them however I have also been told about a medical card thingy you can buy of an insurance policy (cant rememeber the name of it) and that makes things a little easier, hope thats correct.
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There are various threads about prescription charges etc.
I would read them. Its not like it is in the US where a medical condition can bankrupt you but its not the NHS either.

At the very least you should have an idea of what's what.
forewarned is forearmed and all that
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