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.
When a Labour Market Impact Assessment and a Work Permit are required
Application Forms and Tip Sheets, including Foreign Academic Recruitment Summary (FARS)
Applying for Permanent Residence
Applying for a Spousal Work permit
The process around inviting a foreign visitor has changed. Read Major Changes to the International Mobility Program: Effective February 21, 2015 to learn more.
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.
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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.
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.
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