When it comes to ‘medical burden’ of would-be-immigrants
The professor of health at the University of Toronto, Peter Coyte, has found that immigrants are not allowed to get into Canada due to the medical burden that they are estimated to pose after getting into Canada.
The Immigration Act of Canada states three major reasons that are enough to judge whether a person is medically admissible to Canada or not.
The research done by Coyte deals with various reasons that determine whether an immigrant is medically admissible to Canada or not i.e. whether the immigrant can prove to be excessive burden on the health and social services of Canada or not. According to Immigration Canada, any person who might cause medical demand in excess of $4,867 per year is inadmissible to Canada. Thus, if an immigrant could potentially pose burden in excess of this amount, then he or she will not be permitted to Canada.
The study was conducted in order to make out whether the cost threshold determined by Immigration Canada is reasonable or not, and in case it isn’t, then what should be the revised amount for inadmissibility.
Coyte said that they want to look at factors that would ensure the admissibility of HIV positive immigrants after a new threshold.
The project has been under process since one year, and is near to completion. Coyte, along with Kednapa Thavorn, who is from Department of Health Policy in University of Toronto, has been continuously working towards completing results that looks at decisions that deal with those immigrants who suffer from health conditions.
Coyte says that the current threshold is extremely low and it should be somewhere around the $15,000 mark.