Needles Hall, Room 2201
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32845
Many Postdoctoral fellows (PDF) are non-Canadian residents and are visiting Canada solely to complete a postdoctoral position. PDFs and faculty supervisors are responsible for reviewing the application guide closely prior to submitting the final application. Approval will be delayed if information is missing.
Spouses or partners accompanying PDFs to Canada are eligible to search for employment once they arrive in Canada. Information on the Spousal Employment Authorization initiative can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
To apply for an open work permit, spouses or partners must provide CIC with an application fee and the following documents:
Citizens and permanent residents of the United States or St. Pierre & Miquelon may apply for a work permit directly at a Port of Entry to Canada. Such residents do not need to apply for a work permit at the embassy, high commission, or consulate in their home country. Apply at the Port of Entry to Canada and provide the Immigration Officer at the border with all documentation and payment as follows: application fee, citizenship card, passport, degree certification, and PDF's appointment letter.
Refer to the CIC website for further information.