I am applying for a Work permit for the IEC to go to Canada, I do not fall under any of the jobs on the list that require a medical but I am going for over 6 months, do I need a medical? I have lived in the UK all my life.
No, you don't, according to the Government of Canada Medical exam requirements for temporary residents (visitors, students and workers) (emphasis mine):
If you plan to visit for more than six months:
You will need a medical exam if you have lived temporarily for six or more consecutive months
- in one or more of these countries or territories
- in the one year immediately before the date you want to enter Canada. (This applies even if you are a citizen of a country that does not need a visa to enter Canada.)
It is a bit of an awkward construct which takes more than one read. More directly:
- You will need a medical exam if you have lived in one of these countries.
- During the year before you enter Canada, you will stay in one of those countries without leaving for at least six months (or more).