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Immigration guide for faculty

Moving to Montreal to start work at Concordia? From work permits and insurance, to taxes and frequently asked moving questions, we’ve got the information you need.



Moving to Canada
Moving to Canada

For information on moving your goods to Canada, consult these resources.

Setting up at Concordia
Setting up at Concordia

Our checklist includes tips from getting an ID card to maneuvering around the city.

Work permits
Work permits

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
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.

Health insurance
Health insurance

Individuals who are new to Québec should apply for provincial health insurance coverage as soon as possible as there is a 3-month post-registration waiting period.
 

Income taxes
Income taxes

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
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.

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