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FINDING A SUPERVISOR
Generally, prospective interns must directly contact the supervisor with whom they wish to complete a research internship. Once the agreement/procedure has been finalized, the supervisor will send an official Invitation Letter to the intern.
Interns are responsible for making inquiries to the Canadian consular services in their country to determine the Canadian entry process (entry visitor visa (120 days or less), work permit, etc.).
It is important to understand that in Canada, an internship or a research residency may be considered as employment even if it is unpaid or short-term. You must also consider the requirements applicable to your situation and take into consideration the timeframe needed for processing requests in Canada and in Canadian visa offices abroad. See Canadian Government processing times.
If a work permit is required, please communicate with International Relations office (BRI) at the emailaddress email@example.com to obtain information about the procedure.
As of March 15, 2016, Canada requires an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for all visitors from abroad, except those from the United States, who are from a country exempted from visa requirements and who wish to enter Canada by plane. Please check carefully at www.cic.gc.ca to see if this new entry requirement applies to you.
If it is determined that you need a work permit, we suggest that you and your supervisor fill out the Word document entitled “Intern’s Personal Information”, which will allow UQTR to prepare an employment offer to include in your work permit request. The form is available under the tab “Templates”.
PREPARATIONS FOR YOUR STAY
Please consult the website Accueil et soutien aux étudiants internationaux [Welcome and support for international students] to prepare for your arrival and stay in Trois-Rivières.
Before travelling to Quebec, interns from higher education institutions located within a country that has signed a reciprocal agreement with the Government of Quebec for social security1, and who are nationals of that country, must obtain a membership certification from the social security organization to which they belong in their country; and upon arrival in Quebec must go to the Régie de l’assurance maladie Québec office in Montreal to enroll.
Interns from other countries must enroll in UQTR’s insurance plan for international students upon their arrival.
PASSAGE THROUGH CANADA CUSTOMS
Interns must have in hand all documents attesting to the purpose and length of their stay:
Upon your arrival at Canadian customs, it is important to request your Visitor record if you are exempted from a work permit, you must have a visitor visa. This record lists the conditions of your stay in Canada, displays the validity dates (or the deadline by which the visitor must leave Canada) and provides a place to record other information relevant to the visitor and the reasons for requesting admission to Canada. You will be asked to present this record upon your arrival at UQTR.
If your work permit request has been approved by the Canadian authorities, the border services offices at Canadian customs will issue your work permit.
ARRIVAL, ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION
In order to meet institutional requirements, the intern must take the following steps IMMEDIATELY upon arrival at UQTR:
After opening a file at the Registrar’s office, interns need to visit the person in charge of welcome and support for international students at Service aux étudiants [Student Services], to be welcomed and to obtain their student card: www.uqtr.ca/etudiantsinternationaux.
1] Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden