Queen's international faculty appointees usually apply for Permanent Residence under one of the following classes. The links to the Citizenship and Immigration site below will take you to the forms, guides, fee schedules, etc.
Canadian Experience Class
If you have worked in a professional capacity in Canada for at least one year and are able to communicate in English or French at an appropriate level you can apply under this class. Processing of applicants has generally been faster than other immigration classes. All primary applicants (even those who are native speakers of one of Canada's two official languages) must undergo a language test.
Please review the following information on the CIC website:
Canadian Experience Class - general outline
Candidates for this program must be put forward by Queen's. The Province pre-screens the employer and the position must be pre-approved before a nominee application package is provided to the nominee by Opportunities Ontario. A fee of $1500 is levied by Opportunities Ontario in addition to the fees for Permanent Residence and visas. Candidates who are successfully put forward through the program must complete a set of provincial application forms. Once these are approved, federal immigration application forms must also be completed. Nominees also have to undergo medicals and police checks. The language test for the primary applicant is waived under this program.
To find out if Queen's can nominate you, please contact theFaculty Recruitment and Support Program.