Policy on Authorization to Work in Canada (CAN)

Policy Number: 408-CAN

Human Resources

The permanent link for this policy is: https://policies.northeastern.edu/policy408-CAN/

This policy applies to Northeastern University Canadian Campuses only.

I. Purpose and Scope


This policy is to provide guidance on complying with Canada immigration legislation, regulations and conditions, which requires employers to verify that individuals hired for employment in Canada are legally authorized to work in Canada. This policy applies to all employees hired to work in Canada, including faculty, staff and student employees.

II. Definitions



III. Policy


Prior to the first day of employment, and in any event no later than three (3) days after employment begins, an employee is required to provide the university with their social insurance number and present a government-issued photo identification. Employees who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents must also provide the university with a valid work permit. It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure they maintain legal authorization to work in Canada and that they are able to provide proof of such authorization upon request.

IV. Additional Information



    V. Contact Information


    Human Resources (HR) Customer Service Center: 617-373-2230; HRST@northeastern.edu

    Responsible Office/Department(s)

    Human Resources Management

    Related Policies


    Related Procedures





    Employment Eligibility; Immigration; Authorization to Work

    Version History

    Last Revision Date: April 7, 2022

    Issued: September 1, 2016