I've been in touch with 'islandchinavisa' and they said it would cost about $80 extra to have my passport FedExed back to me in K-land.
I just received an email response from a visa service company based in Calgary. They essentially said that it would be difficult seeing that a medical report is needed - notarized and stamped by the provincial govt.
Did 'island visa' mention anything about a medical to you ?
I am hoping that the medical is not required at the Vancouver Chinese consulate....
The health examination is stated as one of the requirements for the z visa on the Calgary
Chinese consulate webpage. However, the health certificate is not explicitly stated on their webpage, but it does note "other documents deemed necessary by the visa officer".
It may be prudent to contact 'island visa' and ask them if the medical form is required.
I am going to contact a place in vancouver and ask the same question. Though on this particular company's website it does not list the medical certificate as a needed document either.
***The medical certificate is not listed as a requirement at the Toronto Chinese consulate.
So - vancouver and Toronto = no
Calgary and ottawa = yes