Academic visitors are either faculty members or students from other institutions whom Concordia faculty members have invited to campus to conduct collaborative research. In some cases, they may also come from other organizations, but they should be attached to other higher education institutions.
Immigration status of the Academic Visitor:
According to the duration of the research work to be conducted in Canada, there are 2 main types of immigration applications that may allow entry and work as a researcher:
In accordance with the Policy on Academic Visitors (VPRGS-10), Concordia faculty members who wish to invite Academic Visitors to campus are required to complete the following the steps.
Information Sessions: Inviting Foreign Academic Visitors
Information sessions are available on a regular basis. The purpose of these presentations is to provide Faculty members with a comprehensive overview of applicable immigration rules, processes, and required documents when inviting a foreign academic visitor as well as with the compliance obligations after they arrive. These presentations will also provide a better understanding of Concordia University’s general responsibilities when receiving foreign visitors.
IRCC information on Labour Market Impact Assessments: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/employers/hire-how.asp.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada National Occupation Classification codes:
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