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Are you a non-Canadian who has been offered a faculty appointment at Queen's University?

To start your new appointment you must first obtain the appropriate official documentation to enter Canada and to begin working at Queen's University.

Starting February 21, 2015, new obligations will be imposed on Canadian employers hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. Exemptions from the LMIA process include Post-Docs and professionals under free trade agreements such as NAFTA. Under the new procedure an employer will be required to submit information about its business, complete an offer of employment form (as yet unreleased) and pay a $230 "employer compliance fee" online to Citizenship and Immigration Canada before the work permit application is filed. As of that date, foreign nationals will not be able to get an employer-specific work permit if their employer has not submitted the required forms and paid the fee. The compliance fee is in addition to the current work permit processing fee of $155.Please contact the Faculty Recruitment Program or the Office of Post-Doctoral Training for further information.

Some questions you should consider as you prepare for your appointment at Queen's:

  • Where can you apply? (At the border or at a Canadian visa office in your country of origin or residence?)
  • What documentation is required for your particular situation?(requirements can vary significantly depending on your country of origin)
  • Where can you get help in your language to ensure your application is complete?
  • Will you need a medical?
  • Where can you find out if you might be inadmissible to Canada?

Review the web links to the Citizenship and Immigration website that will help you answer these questions under First Steps to Immigration.

Carefully read and follow all documentation you receive from Queen's and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. If you have questions about starting at Queen's, contact the Faculty Recruitment and Support Program.

As per your letter of appointment, it is your responsibility to maintain your immigration status by initiating, as soon as possible after taking up your appointment, an application for Permanent Resident status.

Contact us at: Monica(dot)Stewart(at)queensu(dot)ca, Queen's Faculty Recruitment and Support, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Queen's University, Richardson Hall, Suite 252, Room 218
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Tel:613-533-3167 Fax:613-533-6263
Last Modified: 2015-02-13 08:57:18

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000