Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New Foreign Visitor Category Assessment Launches Monday, October 5th

As we shared previously, Monday, October 5th, 2015 is launch day for the new Foreign Visitor Category Assessment (FVCA) web application interface. As of Friday, October 2, we will no longer accept or review FVCAs sent to the immigration services inbox.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Permanent Residents Entering or Re-entering Canada

As of March 15, 2016, Canadian permanent residents may not be permitted to enter Canada without carrying either a valid permanent resident card or a valid permanent resident travel document.

New Immigration Documentation Requirements

Historically, only citizens of certain countries required a temporary resident visa (TRV) to enter Canada. It will soon become mandatory for most foreign nationals to have either an electronic travel authorization (eTA) or a TRV before entering Canada for any reason.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

New Foreign Visitor Category Assessment

In our continuous effort to improve efficiencies and service, on Monday, October 5th, Immigration Services will move forward with a new Foreign Visitor Category Assessment (FVCA) form. The new FVCA will allow for accurate and timely assessment and minimize the chance of errors that result in additional work, extending turnaround time.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Fall Appointment Reminders

Please download the Payroll Checklist for Employee Appointments to support you as you prepare for hiring this September. If you have any questions, please contact

Increase to Minimum Wage

Starting October 1, 2015,  Alberta’s minimum wage will increase from $10.20 per hour to $11.20 per hour. Anyone that has a current appointment with rates applicable to the AB Employment Standards Code will automatically be updated in Peoplesoft to reflect the increase. If you have any questions, please contact

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Immigration Services: Service Enhancement

Immigration Services in Human Resource Services now has three Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC's) to assist faculties and departments with immigration law, policies and procedures. The RCIC’s are Jayne Booth, Cyndi Killingsworth and Dallas Pelkey.