Effective October 2017 the nomination package for a new Canada Research Chair (CRC) will be required to include a copy of the open job advertisement for the Chair position. Nominations that do not provide evidence of an openly advertised process will not be accepted by the program – this applies to all new, advanced, and foreign nominations. This requirement does not apply to renewals.
The CRC Secretariat in Ottawa has confirmed that the Immigration Statement may appear in CRC ads. Regardless of whether the Immigration Statement appears in the ad, UBC must be able to demonstrate that the competition for the CRC was open, transparent and equitable, gathering a range of applicants and selecting the strongest one that meets the criteria set out in the job ad.
The benefit of including the Immigration Statement is that if the individual will not have the CRC award in hand prior to their appointment start date at UBC, we will be able to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment.