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Submitted by cschasny on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:51pm

Welcome to the Immigration Services website.

We provide expert counsel to the University community on the interpretation of the Immigration Act and its regulations pertaining to the recruitment and retention of non-Canadian employees. We also consult and advise non-Canadian employees on matters related to immigration processes in order to facilitate their smooth transition to Canada.

News and Updates

The leniency period that allowed travelers to board their flight without an eTA ends soon.

As of September 30, 2016, foreign nationals from visa-exempt countries traveling to Canada by air must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to boarding their flight. Exceptions include US citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Foreign nationals who apply for a work permit either outside Canada or within Canada will be issued an eTA when their work permit application is approved. A separate application for eTA will be not required. However, if you are eligible and plan to apply for a work permit when you enter Canada, you may need to apply for an eTA in advance to ensure that you are able to board your flight.

Please refer to the IRCC website for detailed information.

Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

If you are a dual citizen, please see further information on the IRCC website at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/dual-canadian-citizens.asp.

If you are a Canadian Permanent resident, please see further information on the IRCC website at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/about-pr.asp.

Are you a foreign worker?

Please click on the applicable staff group below.

Foreign Academic Staff Member

MaPS & Support Staff Members

International Postdoctoral Scholar

International Senior Leadership Team Member

Are you hiring a foreign worker?

Please click on the applicable staff group below.

Hiring a Foreign Academic

Hiring a Foreign MaPS or AUPE

Hiring a Foreign Postdoc

Hiring a Foreign Support Staff Member