Q: If my application requires Service Canada confirmation, when can I apply for my work permit?
Q: Can I make my travel arrangements?
Q: What will be the starting date of my employment at the University of Saskatchewan?
Q: What is one of the first things I need to do when I arrive at the University of Saskatchewan?
Q: When can I apply for permanent residence status?
Q: What steps do I need to follow to hire someone who is neither a Canadian citizen nor permanent resident?
Q: Is a permanent resident the same as a landed immigrant?
Q: If foreign workers are not being paid by the University, do they still need work permits?
Q: What is an exemption?
Q: Can I hire the spouse of a full-time foreign worker?
Q: Do full-time students require work permits to work on the campus at which they are students?
Q: What is the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)?
Q: What is an “open” work permit?
Q: What is Implied Status?
Q: How do I apply for permanent residence status?
A: Application for a work permit cannot be submitted to Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) until you receive approval and a Labour Market Opinion from Service Canada. Human Resources will forward this information to you as soon as we receive the confirmation.
A: It is not advisable to make any travel arrangements until you have received the Service Canada Labour Market Opinion and the approval of your application for a work permit from Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).
A: Your employment start date will be the date stated on your work permit when it is validated at the port of entry into Canada. The University is not permitted to set a starting date prior to this immigration clearance date, even though your letter of offer may indicate an earlier starting date for the appointment.
A: Contact the Benefits Office of Human Resources at 306-966-1229 to make an appointment for benefit and salary documentation.
A: If your position is a permanent position, you may apply for permanent residence status after six months of employment.
A: Advertise the position. If there are no qualified applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, complete a “Foreign Academic Recruitment Summary (PDF Document)” and the other appointment forms. When Human Resources has received confirmation from Service Canada, the successful candidate can apply to Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) for a work permit. Foreign workers must have a work permit or permanent resident status in Canada prior to commencing their jobs in Canada.
A: An exemption means that Service Canada Labour Market Opionion confirmation is not required. However, the foreign worker still needs a work permit to work in Canada.
A: Yes, the spouse will need a work permit but can obtain one without Service Canada Labour Market Opinion confirmation.
A: This is a Government of Saskatchewan program designed to assist foreign workers in permanent positions to apply for permanent resident status in Canada. More information about the program can be obtained at the SINP website.
A: An open work permit allows a foreign worker to work for any employer, that is, the permit is not employer-specific.
A: Implied Status is obtained when foreign workers are continuing in their current positions and have applied for the extension of their work permit prior to their current permit expiring. Please note that the application for extension of the permit must be received by the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta, prior to the expiry date of the permit. Implied status is only valid as long as the foreign worker remains in Canada. Travel outside the country is not recommended until the new work permit is received.
Information on applying for permanent resident status can be found at Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
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