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International employment and immigration services

The International Employment and Immigration office helps uOttawa welcome people from around the world. Over 140 countries are represented among our faculty and students. Explore Canadian culture while immersing yourself in a diverse community.

As an international applicant, you can access a range of support and resources to ensure a comfortable transition. At uOttawa, we value our workforce’s contribution to our success. We’re committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment.

We recognize the need for equitable recruitment and selection, both nationally and internationally. Our goal is to attract top talent that complements our unique bilingual community and aligns with our culture and strategic vision. We welcome applicants from all over the world!

Discover new perspectives, share your unique experiences, and become a global citizen at uOttawa.

55%

of our visiting professors and researchers are foreign nationals (2020)

20%

of our international students work on campus (2020)

53%

of our postdoctoral fellows are from around the globe (2020)

Professor Brett Walker, Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
Originally from the USA, Dr. Walker came to University of Ottawa in 2018.
Research

“This office represents one of the best decisions uOttawa has made. They were indispensable in helping with my work permit and PR applications.”

Dr. Brett Walker

— Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II)

Originally from the USA, Dr. Walker came to University of Ottawa in 2018.
Inissia Hatim, Administration and Communication Officer in the Research Management Services at uOttawa
Originally from Madagascar, Inissia graduated from uOttawa in 2020.
Administration and support

“I received the best immigration advice specific to my situation. The team is proactive, attentive and invested. While waiting for my permanent residence, my adventure in Canada continues.”

Inissia Hatim

— Administration and communication officer, Research Management Services

Originally from Madagascar, Inissia graduated from uOttawa in 2020.
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Bilingualism (French and English) is at the heart of who we are and how we work. It plays a crucial role at uOttawa, enriching Francophone communities in Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. It distinguishes uOttawa as a postsecondary institution in Canada and across the globe.

As a talented international francophone, you’ll be joining the largest French and English bilingual university in the world.  We’re eligible to hire international francophones through the Programme de la Mobilité francophone of the Government of Canada, which facilitates employment for those willing to settle outside the province of Quebec.

Make sure you include your linguistic profile when applying for our employment opportunities.

Whether you’re an international francophone already residing in Canada or joining us from across the globe, once you’re selected for a position, the International Employment and Immigration team will work with the hiring manager and our Talent Acquisition section to develop an immigration strategy for you. When you accept our employment offer, we’ll guide you through the application process for you and your eligible family members.

Director, International Market Development
Originally came to Canada from Mali through the Francophone Mobility Program, became a permanent resident in 2021.
Executives

“Starting the immigration process to Canada can be complex and stressful. Having the benefit of proven expertise, availability and listening skills at the beginning makes all the difference. ”

Oumar Ibrahima Touré

— Director, international market development

Originally came to Canada from Mali through the Francophone Mobility Program, became a permanent resident in 2021.
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COVID-19 travel restrictions

The Government of Canada imposed travel restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As the situation evolves, so do the travel restrictions. To find out if you can travel to Canada, always review the latest information on travel restrictions.
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Lynda David, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine.
Originally from India, an international Postdoctoral Fellow since 2020.
Postdoctoral fellow

“The team at uOttawa is composed of talented, well informed members, who not only helped me at every obstacle I faced, they did it all with genuine care and interest.”

Dr. Lynda David

— Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Medicine

Originally from India, an international Postdoctoral Fellow since 2020.

Contact us

Meet our team

Our International Employment and Immigration team is comprised of three dedicated regulated Canadian immigration consultants (RCICs) who are happy to help you explore the many immigration options. We provide a range of resources to guide you in your immigration journey, starting before your initial contract with uOttawa.

Melanie Miles, RCIC

Team Lead, International Employment and Immigration 
[email protected]

Carolina Almeida, RCIC 

International Employment and Immigration Advisor 
[email protected]

Danielle Lénéus, RCIC

International Employment and Immigration Advisor 
i[email protected]