Q. What steps do I need to follow to hire someone who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident?
Q. If an application requires Service Canada confirmation, when can the foreign worker apply for a work permit?
Q. When can travel arrangements be made?
Q. When will be the start date of the employment at the University of Saskatchewan?
Q. What is one of the first things a new employee needs to do when they arrive at the University of Saskatchewan?
Q. If a foreign worker is not being paid by the University, do they still need a work permit?
Q. What is an “exemption”?
Q. Is a permanent resident and landed immigrant the same thing?
Q. How does a foreign worker apply for permanent residence status?
Q. What is the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)?
Q. Can I hire a spouse of a full-time foreign worker?
Q. What is an “open” work permit?
Q. Do full time students require a work permit to work on the campus at which they are a student?
Q. What is ‘implied status’?
A. Advertise the position. If there are no qualified or available Canadian citizens or permanent residents, then complete a Foreign Academic Recruitment Summary and the other appointment forms. (For more information on academic appointments, click here). When Human Resources has received confirmation from Service Canada, then the successful candidate can apply to Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) for a work permit. The foreign worker must have a work permit or permanent resident status in Canada prior to commencing their job in Canada.
A. Application for a work permit cannot be submitted to Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) until approval, and a Labour Market Opinion is received from Service Canada. Human Resources will forward this information to the foreign worker as soon as we receive the confirmation.
A. It is not advisable to make any travel arrangements until the foreign worker has received the Service Canada Labour Market Opinion and received approval of their application for a work permit from Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).
A. Employment start date is the date the work permit is validated at the port of entry into Canada. It is a violation of immigration law to work in Canada without immigration clearance.
A. Contact the Benefits Office in Human Resources at 306-966-1229 to make an appointment for benefit and salary documentation.
A. An exemption means that Service Canada confirmation is not required. However, the foreign worker still requires a work permit to work in Canada.
Information on applying for permanent resident status can be found at Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
A. This is a Government of Saskatchewan program which is 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. Yes. The spouse requires a work permit, but can obtain one without Service Canada confirmation.
A. An open work permit allows a foreign worker to work for any employer, i.e. the permit is not employer-specific.
A. Implied Status is obtained when a foreign worker is continuing in their current position, and has applied for an 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 worker remains in Canada. Travel outside the country is not recommended until the new work permit is received.
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