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International postdocs

Work permit
Need to submit letter of engagement from Univeristy and $150 fee with application to the Canadian Consulate in your country
Renewing work permit: must apply before current permit expires:  (form and fee paymet can be submited online or by mail)

Eligibility - work permit for at least 6 months
for details
if moving - fill in online form
applying - one document from each list to show:
    1) eligibility criteria: work permit; immigration/permanent residence card
    2) residency: pay slip; bank statement; phone bill etc.
    3) identity: passport; credit card; ontario driver's licence
OHIP can only be renewed once you receive the new work permit
Service Ontario located at 777 Bay Street (Bay&College)


Compulsory for the waiting period.  Off-campus postdocs ARE ELIGIBLE as long as there is some affiliation with U of T

Apply at Service Canada (25 St. Clair Ave East)
will need original copy of work permit
SIN must be renewed to match expiry date of work permit

Postdocs can attend the english as second language workshops
details on SGS website:

Other Postdoc Organizations

University of Toronto ("on campus") Postdocs

Other UofT affiliated ("off campus") Postdocs

  • Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI):

Career Development

 Interesting reads

Science Education: And Then There Was One

Article "Bonding" in Nature Sept. 2008