But in Ovalle v Canada the Federal Court has said that if the immigrant can show that he has another way to fund his medical care, he is not 'medically inadmissible'.
In Ovalle v Canada  FCJ No 523, Mr. Ovalle had demonstrated that although he was HIV+ and would require about $18,000 per year in care, he would not cost the Canadian health care system disproportionately. His doctor said he would probably enjoy good health for the next 5-10 years. A non-profit group called "Aid for AIDS International" said it would provide free antiretroviral medication even after Mr. Ovalle moved to Canada. Mr. Ovalle's prospective Canadian employer said he would be covered under the firm's health care plan for at least $1500 per year. Mr. Ovalle agreed to assume responsibility for the social services he would need in Canada.