- Can International Visitors get Carleton Library access?
Yes, upon presentation of a copy of the letter of invitation to Carleton University, a visiting scholar/professor may be extended temporary library privileges. The letter of invitation should be presented along with current photo ID at the main circulation desk. The letter of invitation must state the visitor’s status, length of stay and purpose of the visit. The visitor will be issued with a library card and will set a 4 digit PIN to allow for book renewals and access to online databases.
- Can visitors get Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)?
Yes, visitors who have work permits may be eligible for OHIP after a three month waiting period. Under Regulation 552 of the Health Insurance Act, if you are a foreign workers who hold a work permit valid for at least six months that allows you to work in Canada and you also have a formal agreement in place to work full-time for an employer situated in Ontario which sets out the employer’s name, your occupation, and states the you will be working no less than six consecutive months, you may be eligible for OHIP. Please see the OHIP website for more information.
- Can Visitors get access to the Athletics facility?
Yes, short term memberships can be purchased at Athletics Welcome Desk. Visit http://carleton.ca/athletics/membership/ for more information.
- How do I host a visiting scholar at Carleton University?
The Carleton host completes the Letter of Invitation request form and forwards it to Yvonne Clevers (Yvonne.Clevers@carleton.ca) , International Research Program Coordinator, Office of the Vice President (Research and International), 509 Tory Building.
- How do I become a visiting scholar at Carleton University?
Candidates interested in coming to Carleton as visiting researchers must first identify a Carleton faculty member that is willing to host them. This process usually begins by contacting a faculty member with compatible research interests. To browse through our faculty and research interests you can either visit Our Research page or visit the faculty/department of interest and review the faculty profiles associated with each unit. Interested candidates are responsible for contacting the faculty member(s). Once the relationship is established and the faculty member is willing to ‘sponsor’ the visiting researcher, the faculty member must contact Carleton International (Yvonne.Clevers@Carleton.ca) and complete a Request for Letter of Invitation for Visiting Appointees.
- I’ve been contacted by a collaborator who wishes to partner with Carleton University. How do I initiate an MOU with a new partner?
To initiate an international agreement you must complete the Request for International Agreement Form and submit it to the International Research Program Coordinator (Yvonne.Clevers@carleton.ca). Carleton International will contact you to review and assist in the agreement negotiation process and will facilitate the process of obtaining approvals from your Faculty Dean. All international agreements must be reviewed in concept by Carleton International prior to agreements being negotiated. Please note that student exchange agreements must be negotiated through the International Student Services Office.
- As a visiting researcher, am I eligible for the University Health Insurance?
Visitors appointed for more than 6 months may be eligible for OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) three months after arrival.
Yes, visitors who have work permits may be eligible for OHIP after a three month waiting period. Under Regulation 552 of the Health Insurance Act, if you are a foreign worker who holds a work permit valid for at least six months that allows you to work in Canada and you also have a formal agreement in place to work full-time for an employer situated in Ontario which sets out the employer’s name, your occupation, and states the you will be working no less than six consecutive months, you may be eligible for OHIP. Please see the OHIP website for more information.
- Do Visiting Scholars get Carleton (@carleton.ca) email accounts?
Visiting scholars are considered Affiliates, rather than staff and as such are not provided with Carleton email accounts upon their arrival. Access to email and campus computing services can be requested/provided for Visiting Scholars at the discretion of the department. While Visiting Scholars may not require a Carleton email address for their work, they would require a Carleton email address in order to access Carleton’s wifi, so it may be beneficial for departments to request email accounts for their Visiting Scholars who are staying at Carleton for a longer term as a convenience.