Foreign Visitors Exempt from the International Mobility Program (IMP)

The International Mobility Program does not apply to foreign nationals who are visiting the U of A as Interviewee's, Guest Speakers/Seminar Leaders/Workshop Facilitators, Conference/Workshop/Seminar Participants/Speakers, Foreign Delegates, or Academic Evaluators/Examiners. U of A host departments/units inviting such visitors are not required to submit a Foreign Visitor Category Assessment. For all other foreign visitors, host departments/units are responsible for submitting a Foreign Visitor Category Assessment.

To invite foreign visitors who are exempt from the IMP, the U of A host will determine the category of visitor below, completing the corresponding invitation letter and sending it to the visitor, cc'ing immigration.services@ualberta.ca.

Interviewee
Will visit campus to attend interview(s) for employment. May also visit campus facilities and meet University staff members.

Guest Speaker/Seminar Leader/Workshop Facilitator
Will visit campus to deliver speeches, workshops or seminars not exceeding 5 days of speaking engagements.

Conference/Workshop/Seminar Participant
Will attend as a participant only.

Participant and Speaker
Will attend as a participant and deliver a paper or make speeches (not exceeding 5 days of speaking engagements).

Foreign Delegate
Will visit campus to represent a foreign government or university as a “goodwill ambassador”.  May also visit campus facilities and meet University staff members.

Academic Evaluator/Examiner
Will either visit campus to review student’s thesis or work done by student under visitor’s tutelage OR will evaluate university programs or research proposals.