Incoming International Scholars
This section provides broad information on the immigration process for foreign nationals moving to Canada, including work permits and work permit extensions. It is not meant to be exhaustive as each immigration case is unique to the individual and personal circumstances may differ.
A foreign national is defined as an individual who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident.
Find more information on:
- obtaining a work permit
- extending a work permit
- the University Health Insurance Plan, UHIP
(mandatory for international scholars and returning Canadians and their families)
- the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, OHIP
- obtaining a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- employment for spouses and partners
- driving in Ontario
- English language support
Please contact Vicky Arnold, Coordinator of the Office of Post-Doctoral Training at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions related to coming to Queen's as an international post-doc.
Find more information on immigration and moving to Canada on Queen's Faculty Recruitment and Support page.