Canada Eases Work Permit Rules for Foreign Researchers

June 13, 2017

Foreign faculty and researchers traveling to Canada to work on projects at public universities and affiliated research institutions will be allowed to stay for up to 120 days without a work permit as part of a new Global Skills Strategy announced Monday by Canada’s government. The umbrella association Universities Canada welcomed the development, saying in a statement it “will streamline the process for visiting academics, enabling the brightest minds from around the world to contribute to Canada’s research and innovation community.”

The statement from Universities Canada adds, “Canada’s universities also welcome the inclusion of leading researchers in the strategy’s dedicated service channel for processing arrivals to Canada. This immigration concierge service will be made available to Canadian universities’ top recruits coming to Canada as holders of federally funded research chairs.”

Be the first to know.
Get our free daily newsletter.


We are retiring comments and introducing Letters to the Editor. Share your thoughts »


Opinions on Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U

Back to Top