Tenure-track faculty who are not Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents are expected to apply for Canadian permanent resident (PR) status within the term of their first probationary appointment. Temporary foreign workers, or work-permit holders, cannot be awarded official tenure status until PR status has been obtained. For tenure-on-appointment contracts, tenure will be awarded nominally and will take effect only when permanent residence status is obtained. Some granting agencies require proof that the PR process has been started.
Individuals should contact the Immigration Specialist shortly after their arrival at the University in order to obtain further information on the PR application process.
In general, the Canadian permanent resident application process is divided into two parts for individuals who intend to reside in Quebec:
The faculty member (principal applicant), spouse or common-law partner and dependent children under the age of 22 apply for PR together. Applications are submitted in the Quebec Selected Skilled Worker category.
In general, the entire process can be completed within three to four years.
The list of required documents depends on the category of the CSQ application. However, we strongly recommend that the following be obtained before departing for Montreal:
The Canadian permanent resident application process is divided into two parts for individuals who intend to reside in Quebec:
The faculty member (principal applicant), spouse or de facto spouse and dependent children under the age of 19 apply for PR together. Applications are submitted in the Skilled Worker category of the Quebec selection program. Normally, the entire process can be completed within one to four years.
Quebec evaluates the skills, education and work experience that applicants are bringing to the province and will evaluate French- and English-language proficiency.
Before departing for Montreal, individuals should gather the following important documents:
This information has been reviewed and approved by Legal Counsel
The Immigration Specialist handles full-time faculty immigration-related matters.
514-848-2424, ext. 4830
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