Human Resource Services provides U of A staff members advice on inviting foreign visitors and hiring foreign nationals. Before you invite a foreign national to campus, please seek advice from a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in Human Resource Services.
Inviting a Foreign Visitor
Hiring a Foreign National
Entering and Re-entering Canada
Applying for Permanent Residence
Applying for a Spousal Work Permit
While winter break seems far off, in immigration time it's just around the corner! Foreign nationals whose immigration status will expire in the next few months will need to factor in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s current 112 day processing time for a work permit. Any foreign national travelling over the holidays will need to have their work permit (or study permit) in hand prior to departure.
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Academic appointment letter templates in the HRS Forms Cabinet have been revised to now include the immigration caveat. Departments will no longer be required to insert the caveat for all non-Canadians (work permit and Permanent Residents) and instead the caveat will be included on all letters automatically.
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Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has amended its minimum advertising requirements for employers who need a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) to hire foreign nationals into high-wage, non-academic positions.Read more »