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Work permits

Individuals who are neither Canadian citizens nor Canadian permanent residents must obtain a work permit to be allowed to work in Canada. Individuals must meet the requirements for the work permit and must meet the general requirements for entering Canada. The work permit should be valid for the full period of employment and must identify Concordia University as the Employer. If there are multiple employers, Concordia University must still be clearly indicated on the document. Alternatively, holders of “open” work permits (where no employer is specified) may work at Concordia.

We cannot pay anyone who is not legally entitled to work at Concordia. This applies to full- and part-time professors, visiting scholars, research professors and post-doctoral fellows. Individuals holding work permits listing other universities/employers and who wish to teach at Concordia must submit an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada to amend the work permit so Concordia University is indicated as an additional employer.

Concordia University graduate students enrolled in full-time studies with a valid study permit may work on campus and may hold any number of jobs on campus.  They may work off campus for up to 20 hours a week during regular academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break; a valid study permit is acceptable in lieu of a work permit.  If the student does not maintain full-time enrolment status or satisfactory academic results, he/she is no longer authorized to work on or off campus.

* Fees accurate as of January 1, 2016

This information has been reviewed and approved by Legal Counsel

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