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Immigration and Relocation


York University's Immigration and Relocation Office consult and guide non-Canadian employees as well as their partners and families on matters related to immigration and relocation processes to facilitate their transition to the University and Canada.  

Whether you are a new or existing employee or a shortlisted candidate within the final stages of the hiring process, we are here to support you.

We help prospective and newly appointed:


who are new full-time faculty members (professors and deans), professional librarians (covered by YUFA and OHFA), and senior managerial (CPM) staff who have been offered permanent employment or employment for a term of three years or more.

Postdoctoral Fellows

who have recently completed their doctoral degree and want to gain additional training in a specific area of research for a limited time under the supervision of a faculty member. This includes Postdoctoral visitors.

Visiting Scholars

who are visiting faculty, researchers, or students working at York for a period of no more than two academic years and who retain their position abroad.

NOTE: This website is intended to provide high-level information on current procedures, which may be subject to change at any time without notice. This website is superseded by the laws and regulations in Ontario, and Canada, as well as the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.