Recruiting foreign academics

The academic community is an international one, and UBC welcomes new faculty members from around the world.

When a UBC department wishes to hire a foreign academic, who is neither a citizen nor permanent resident of Canada, the university will assist in obtaining a temporary work permit in order for the individual to legally work and receive salary in Canada.

For all foreign academic positions, except for adjunct professors, postdoctoral fellows and visitors, a recruitment process must be followed in accordance with guidelines established by both the University and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada (SC). Please refer to the following sections to find out more:


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