Plan to Change Law that Bars Immigrants on Medical Grounds in the Pipeline: Canadian Immigration Minister

In a rather positive development–from the perspectives of the Canada immigration migrants–Ahmed Hussen, the incumbent Canadian Immigration Minister, has, reportedly, stated that he will present a plan by April this year, to amend an archaic 40-year-old policy that excludes immigrants on the grounds of their illnesses or medical disorders.

What does this mean, and how this would affect you if you are one of those keen to migrate to Canada but suffer from any sort of medical condition? Well, if the plan materializes, and the rule that prevents the entry of migrants on medical grounds is junked, your chances of Canada immigration will improve dramatically, and you will not lose your sleep over your medical condition.

However, the New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada is reportedly not very happy and is interested in faster action, to bring what it terms “the discriminatory” article to an end. A NDP immigration detractor reportedly held a news conference recently urging the administration to cancel a section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that enables the candidates to be dismissed because they could allegedly present an “excessive demand” on the Canadian healthcare structure.

Attacking the government further on the subject, she reportedly stressed that though the subject has been on the administration’s table since 2016, the “discriminatory” rule that results in “heartache and hardship” continues.

For those not tuned in, the NDP is a social democratic political party in the Maple Leaf Country. Jagmeet Singh–who emerged winner in the 2017 leadership election–is the present chief of the party’s federal wing.

The Canadian House of Commons reportedly reviewed the matter last fall, when the immigration minister informed the immigration committee the administration was devoted to dumping the plan, saying the same is against Canada’s values of inclusion of an individual, suffering from any sort of infirmities, in the country’s society.

Effects on Provincial Budgets

Dwelling on the likely effects of the move provincial healthcare and social service budgets, the minister reportedly said that it is equally vital to figure-out how it is done with the reason being it has an impact on the provincial healthcare and social service budgets even as the government and the country have to do it in tune with what the different Canadian provinces are prepared to do.

Meanwhile, and in a related development, a spokesperson for the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has reportedly stated that the IRCC has been evaluating the policy. The target: making certain that candidates are treated in a just and unbiased way, and that the rule aligns with the established Canadian values, involving the inclusion of individuals suffering from any kind of infirmities in society, while also not forgetting the requirement to defend the publicly-paid health and social services.

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