The academic community is an international one, and UBC welcomes new faculty members from around the world. The process to come to Canada and to obtain the necessary permissions from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can be a complex one. We provide information for new foreign faculty members and administrators as follows:

Immigration Information for New Foreign National Faculty Members

To begin –- welcome to UBC, Vancouver, and Canada. Depending on the type of appointment you have been offered, there may be different immigration requirements. Select your appointment from the list below for a full outline of immigration information.

Prior to arrival faculty members should review the Welcome Guide, as applicable for UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan.  The Guide has useful information and covers such things as immigration, relocation, accommodation, childcare, important dates and more. New faculty should also refer to our Things to Know Before you Arrive page.

Immigration Information for Administrators

Information for administrators regarding immigration processes are found as follows:

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