Cultural, academic or Research Visa
Canada is the house to one of the most culturally diverse demographics in the world. It also encourages international ties and intends to build a strong, artistic and educational community. Applicants seeking to temporary employment in Canada in professions relating to the academic or teaching sector, the arts or the research might require this visa. They can make the most of this opportunity and grow in their fields of interest.
Cultural, Academic or Research Visa Basic Requirements
Applicants who which to apply for this program, should be able to produce job offer letter in an eligible occupation. In addition to meeting the additional visa requirements, they should also possess mandatory skills and experience. Based on the profession, job offer letter and other facets, requirements may vary.
- In case of the Academic Exchanges stream, applicants are permitted exchanges and mobility at the post-graduate level for profiles of Guest Lecturers, teachers and visiting professors.
- In case of the Foreign Academics stream, applicants should be academics to be employed in degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in Canada. It promotes the exchange of knowledge and expertise.
- The Workers in Film, Entertainment & Performing Arts stream benefits the cultural exchange and allows the timely handling of applications for workers in film and entertainment.
Cultural, Academic or Research Visa Entitlements
Cultural, Academic or Research visa holders are permitted to work and live in Canada for a limited period, generally between 6 -24 months. During the stay, the visa holders’ family (i.e. spouse and children) may also be allowed to study and work. The visa holder will be allowed to work for the designated employer in the specified role. However, they may utilize the opportunity to get the visa extended, if they want to seek employment in Canada. This visa may assist applicants towards their eligibility for a Skilled Worker visa for permanent residency. This program may assist applicants towards permanent residence. Application for permanent residence may be processed in tandem with this visa application.