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.

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.

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

Foreign Visitors

How to invite or extend the stay of a Foreign National as a visitor.
How to fulfill the Citizenship and Immigration requirement by completing the Employer Declaration