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Post-Doctoral Training

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IRCC Employer Portal - Offer of Employment and Employer Fee

Starting October 26, 2015, CIC is introducing a new electronic system, the Employer Portal. With the introduction of the Portal, units will no longer be able to submit information and make payments directly to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada). Form IMM 5802 Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment, will no longer be accepted.

  • A $230 Employer Compliance Fee is levied for LMIA-exempt foreign workers. The fee is payable online and must be submitted by the employer prior to the work permit application being made by the foreign worker. The fee is also payable for work permit renewal applications by LMIA exempt workers. The fee will be refunded by IRCC if the work permit is denied or if the foreign worker withdraws the work permit application.
  • The form and receipt must be filed electronically with CIC in advance of the work permit application via the Employer Portal.
  • Once the form is submitted and the fee is paid an ID number will be generated, which the post-doc needs to submit with their work permit application.

Supervisors and departments can no longer submit the form directly, instead, staffing officers at Queen's University Faculties provide support with the completion of this task. 

Supervisors of post-docs wishing to apply for a new work permit, or a work permit extension are requested to contact Rebecca Huegler at for further information and to be directed to the staffing officer in their faculty.

As a first step, please review information on the Faculty Recruitment website about this process.