UBC provides relocation and welcome services at both the Okanagan and Vancouver Campuses. The office at each campus assists with the smooth transition of new faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff and their families who are relocating from outside the area. Each team will assist hiring departments, newcomers and their families with any relocation questions and concerns. They are happy to provide help before or after the offer stage, and can answer questions about Canadian immigration, childcare, relocation, benefits, health care, spousal employment support, housing in Vancouver or the Okanagan, housing programs (on the Vancouver campus), and all other questions concerning relocation. The goal is to assist newcomers to settle quickly into their new home.
Each office provides free consultations face-to-face, by phone or email. On the Vancouver campus, the Client Services Coordinator is Leah Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-822-6115. On the Okanagan campus the contact person is Alana Jordan, HR Associate, at 250-807-9819 or email@example.com.
In addition to the services listed above the Housing and Relocation offices have an in house Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) who can help answer any questions about Canadian Immigration that fall outside of the Faculty Relations recruitment and departmental processes. These include questions about work permits, extensions, temporary resident visas, Permanent Residency, spousal sponsorship and citizenship. Feel free to contact Danielle Samuels, Work Life and Relocation Manager, at 604-827-4098 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with any queries you may have.