Permanent Residency Application through Provincial Nominee Program
The best way for faculty to apply for Permanent Residence (PR) is to do so once you are here. We have a "fast track" way of doing this for eligible employees. For non-faculty employees, please see the Permanent Residence Application.
There is a provincial program called the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in which forms are submitted (the same as the ones for permanent residence minus things such as security clearance and medical) along with an application to the PNP. The university sends the package along with their nomination form.
Once the PNP has approved the application, they send a letter to the applicant (a copy to the employer) along with a sticker to put on the envelope that is sent with the same forms along with further information such as security clearances to Canada Immigration Commission (CIC) in
Most find that this way cuts the time in approximately half; instead of about 3 years, about a year and a half to get Permanent Residence status. This format is recommended even if you have a Canadian spouse.
Forms are available electronically and may be filled out electronically. These forms will be supplied on request.
For further information on this process, please contact Nancy Pastoor at 403-317-2858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.