Visiting graduate and undergraduate students who come to the University of Toronto as direct research award recipients, self-funded researchers, or to complete a placement require work permits under Canadian immigration law.
Who needs a work permit and Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?
Under Canadian immigration law, the following foreign nationals require a work permit to come to U of T but are exempt from obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
- Graduate students who are direct research award recipients
- Non-international visiting graduate students from another institution who are completing a placement at U of T
- Undergraduate students who are direct research award reicpients
- Undergraduate students from another institution who are completing a placement at U of T
- Medical graduates who are completing a residency or fellowship at the University of Toronto
Centre for International Experience
University of Toronto St. George (UTSG)
International Student Centre
Department of Student Life
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
International Education Centre
University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Travel advisory information for the USA:
VISAs, permits and eligibility:
- Permits Needed for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors (PDF, 155 kB)
- Ways to Enter Canada: Temporary Resident VISA and Electronic Travel Authorization (PDF, 161 kB)
- Immigration Flowcharts: Eligibility to Work in Canada (PDF, 32 kB)
- Bringing the World to U of T – Immigration Infosheet (PDF, 141 kB)