Immigration Services provides University of Alberta staff members with advice and guidance on immigration matters related to foreign employees and visitors. Services cover recruitment, labour market impact assessments, work permits, renewals, permanent residence, and spousal and dependent information. The Immigration Specialists also provide information on the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and various international agreements as they pertain to immigration.

Hiring a Foreign National

When a Labour Market Impact Assessment and a Work Permit are required 

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Application Forms and Tip Sheets, including Foreign Academic Recruitment Summary (FARS)

Permanent Residence

Applying for Permanent Residence

Spousal Work Permits

Applying for a Spousal Work permit

Inviting Foreign Visitors

The process around inviting a foreign visitor has changed. Read Major Changes to the International Mobility Program: Effective February 21, 2015 to learn more.

  1. Inviting Foreign Visitors: Process Changes

    Immigration Services, Human Resource Services has implemented changes in how the International Mobility Program (IMP) will be handled to create efficiencies and reduce the administrative burden for the campus community.
    Read more »

  2. Interim Process for the International Mobility Program

    Immigration Services has developed an interim process to invite foreign visitors to the University of Alberta. Please visit the Foreign Visitors webpage to learn more about the new interim process and to access the revised Foreign Visitor Category Assessment Form.

  3. Changes to the International Mobility Program: February 21, 2015

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has recently announced changes to the International Mobility Program (IMP) that take effect February 21, 2015. The vast majority of foreign nationals who visit, carry out research or work temporarily with the U of A will enter Canada under this program.
    Read more »

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Quick Links

Immigration Glossary

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Spousal Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Website 

Service Canada Website 

Academic Visitors Office

University of Alberta International

Foreign Visitor Category Assessment


Contact Us

Immigration Services
Human Resource Services

Cyndi Killingsworth

Dallas Pelkey



The information provided on this website is for reference only and is subject to change. Before you invite a foreign national to campus, it is recommended that you seek advice from Immigration Services, Human Resource Services