Our checklist includes tips from getting an ID card to maneuvering around the city.
Individuals who are neither Canadian citizens nor Canadian permanent residents must obtain a work permit to be allowed to work at Concordia University. We cannot pay anyone who is not legally entitled to work in Canada.
Social insurance numbers
Once in Canada, individuals must apply for a temporary social insurance number at the branch office of Service Canada that serves their local area of residence.
As soon as individuals commence employment, the appropriate provincial and federal income taxes will be deducted. The Québec government offers a tax exemption for up to five years for foreign-national and repatriated Canadian professors in designated disciplines.
Canadian permanent residency
In Québec, all applications for permanent residence status follow a two-step process: acquiring a certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) from the Province of Québec and getting federal approval from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.