The immigration system in Canada can seem complex and intimidating to newcomers, especially when they are not sure how their HIV test will affect their chances of becoming Canadian citizens.
Immigrants and refugees represent a growing proportion of AIDS patients living in Canada. For this reason, the Canadian immigration system has developed a radical approach towards new immigrants. Indeed, for any immigration request, HIV screening is a mandatory element in the application file of any immigrant.
If the screening is positive, the person concerned will not set foot in that country.
In fact, this is one of the most restrictive policies of the major Western nations.