We'll help you with a summary of Canadian immigration processes and how they apply to those in different positions at UBC. It's your responsibility, however, to stay up to date with immigration information for your specific situation.

Self-isolation resources for newcomers to Canada during COVID-19

december 1, 2021

UBC's Housing and Relocation Services has developed a self-isolation resource package in response to the Government of Canada requiring newcomers to Canada entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19.

The document provides helpful instructions when planning on travelling to Canada, with links to resources such as temporary accommodation, travel options from point of entry to place of self-isolation, grocery delivery and concierge services.

Self-Isolation Resource Package

If you have any questions, please contact Housing and Relocation Services office, by email or phone at 604-822-6115.

Requirements and work permits

Details of what's required for you and accompanying family members to enter Canada will depend on two things: the type of appointment you've been offered, and your citizenship.


For immigration inquiries including information on work permit and permanent residence applications, please email our team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) at

Please make sure to provide the following information: 

  • Your name, UBC position and start date 
  • Your citizenship(s)
  • Your country of residence
  • All permit and visa expiration dates (if applicable) 

 If you request specific assistance, please provide detailed information including applicable documents such as a rejection or request letter. 

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