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

  1. Foreign Nationals Travelling Over the Winter Break

    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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  2. Immigration Caveat Added to Academic Appointment Templates

    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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  3. Immediate Change to Advertising Requirements for Foreign Nationals

    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 »

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Quick Links

Immigration Forms

Foreign Visitor Category Assessment Form

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Form

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Spousal Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Website 

Service Canada Website 

Academic Visitors Office

University of Alberta International

Immigration Glossary


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