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
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have introduced a new electronic travel authorization (eTA). Starting March 15, 2016, foreign nationals from countries who did not previously need authorization (visas) to fly to Canada by air will now need an electronic travel authorization (eTA). This includes those who hold a work or study permit issued prior to August 1, 2015, those who do not hold visa, visitors to the university, and American Green Card holders.Read more »
As of November 21, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) no longer accepts the IMM 5802 and the Employer Compliance Fee payment receipt from foreign nationals applying for a work permit. If you have foreign nationals who received these documents and did not apply for their work permit prior to November 21, 2015, you will need to take the following action:
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recently announced changes to the processing of the Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment, currently known as the IMM 5802.