Visiting Professor: New Procedures 2016
Visiting Professors Process: Applies to anyone visiting from outside of Canada
1. Visiting Professors CV
2. A letter of support from the department Chair. The letter should include the following details
Name of the visiting professor
Faculty member who is hosting the visit
Start & end date of the visit
Description of the project/collaboration
Means of financial support: research funds, space & facilities supplied by the Department
3. An invitation letter from the Dean that includes details about work permits, medical insurance coverage from the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), and other information.
Copies of the invitation letter are sent to:
Faculty member who is hosting the visiting professor
Chair of the Department
Administrative Assistant of the Department
Special Constable Service
4. Work Permit Application Number, required by Immigration Canada. There is a $230 fee, paid by the hosting professor, to obtain a work permit application number.
Kendra Young in Faculty Relations handles this fee transaction. We need to supply her with a signed copy of the Deans invitation letter, along with these details about the visiting professor:
Date of Birth
Country of Birth
Country of Residence
5. The invitation letter, plus the work permit application number, is presented by the visitor at the Canadian border to obtain a work permit.