Immigration Clinics for Postdoctoral Fellows - February 2020

Date & Time

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm


Housing and Relocation Services Office, 3313 Shrum Lane, Wesbrook Village


Postdoctoral Fellows Office and Housing and Relocation Services Office



The PDFO, in collaboration with the Housing and Relocation Services Office, will be offering immigration clinics for Postdoctoral Fellows. These clinics will focus on specific questions related to Work permits, Work permit Renewals and Permanent Residence applications. Danielle Samuels and Vivian Becker will be meeting with postdocs in one-on-one consultations to answer any questions you may have. Your spouse and children are welcome to join in the one-on-one meetings.


Danielle Samuels

Danielle Samuels

RCIC, Commissioner for Taking Affidavits

Danielle Samuels is the Relocation Manager for UBC. She manages immigration for all the relocating faculty and current staff members at UBC. She has over 7 years immigration experience in both the UK and Canada.

Vivian Becker

Vivian Becker

RCIC, Commissioner for Taking Affidavits

Vivian Becker is the Immigration Program Advisor for UBC. She advises Faculty and Staff on temporary residence, permanent residence, refusals and restoration of status. She has 8 years of immigration advising experience.


Permanent Residence Questions:

For any consultations regarding a permanent residence application under an Economic Immigration Program via Express Entry, please find a general information sheet for your reference here. The first steps involved are taking a language test and getting an Education Credential Assessment for non-Canadian degrees. In order to assess your eligibility for an economic immigration program under Express Entry, we need you to already have valid language test results, and meet the minimum of CLB 7 in all four abilities. Please also see the Language test equivalency charts to learn more about the conversion of your language test results to CLB.

Should you hold a degree from a BC institution and wish to apply under the BCPNP International Post-Graduate Stream, please confirm that your degree is listed on the following list: BC PNP IPG & EEBC IPG Eligible Programs of Study Document (PDF, 1MB)). You will not need to have language test results in order to apply under before-mentioned BCPNP stream.

If you have a spouse or common-law partner who is a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident and they are looking to sponsor you for permanent residence, this would fall under a family class application, and the attached PR reference sheet and steps will not apply to you, i.e. you will not need to get a language test done or an Education Credential Assessment. Instead, please have a look at the IRCC Sponsorship guide and checklist before the consultation:


Timeslots are by appointment only, and registration is now open for the following clinic timeslots in February 2020.

  • Slot 1: 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Slot 2: 4:20 PM - 5:05 PM
  • Slot 3: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Availability in these clinics is very limited, with only 6 slots per clinic. Those successfully registered for a clinic will receive an email with their timeslot and additional information.

Appointments are limited and in very high demand. Due to the limited availability of these appointments, those who fail to attend a confirmed appointment will not be permitted to attend future clinics.



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