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
- Immigration Information for Administrators
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.
- Foreign Academics
- Postdoctoral Fellows
- Clinical Fellows
- Visiting Faculty
- Work Permit Renewals
- Permanent Resident and Citizenship 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.
Information for administrators regarding immigration processes are found as follows:
- Recruitment of Foreign Academics: This page provides general information on the administrative process and documentation required to bring a foreign national to UBC.
- NAFTA Exemption for Faculty Members: NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement, which includes citizens of Canada, the United States and Mexico.
- Invitations for Foreign Visiting Faculty and Postdoctoral & Clinical Fellows: This page provides details on how to bring LMIA-exempt Visiting Faculty and Fellows to UBC.
Other Related information
- Faculty Recruitment Guide: The guide provides in depth information on the recruitment process.
- Welcome Guide for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.
- 2014 September Temporary Foreign Worker Program Update
- 2015 February International Mobility Program Update