September 16, 2022
This Week’s Success Story: Crohn’s Disease Applicant Becomes Admissible to Canada
We recently assisted an individual who received a Procedural Fairness Letter from Canada Immigration on the determination that she would likely cause an excessive demand in Canada because of a pre-existing condition – Crohn’s Disease. As such, she was identified as what is referred to an “M5” applicant. This individual had been in Canada for some time and provided specialized services for research and development in Canada.
We argued she would not cause an excessive demand. We advanced that when balancing her contributions in Canada and considering her particular circumstances of the condition, together with the provincial criteria in which she resides, she does not fit the definition of the referenced “M5” applicant. Instead, she is an “M3” applicant, who is defined as an individual who has a health condition but is not expected to place an excessive demand on Canada’s health or social services.