Program delivery update: Work related to a research, educational or training program (codes C31, C32 and C33) – International Mobility Program

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

February 20, 2019

The instructions have been updated to modify a paragraph under the code C31 Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption to remove the reference to specific departments for the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Postdoctoral Research Program, as they may change over time.

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Exemption code C31 (research) is intended for foreign nationals who are

  • sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and associated departments participating in NRCan’s programs for distinguished scientists or scholars coming to participate in research for these departments (other government departments and agencies that have joined NRCan’s program and that will issue their own letters to candidates include Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada [AAFC], the Canadian Food Inspection Agency [CFIA] and Defence Research and Development Canada [DRDC]; other science departments may join the program and will provide documentation to this effect)

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Exemption code C31 (research) is intended for foreign nationals who are

  • sponsored by the NRC, NSERC, NRCan, or a department or agency that is associated with NRCan and participating in the Postdoctoral Research Program for distinguished scientists and scholars coming to participate in research for these departments and agencies (departments and agencies that have joined NRCan’s Postdoctoral Research Program are responsible for issuing their own letters of offer to candidates)

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