Post Doctoral Fellow in Data-science applied to Astrophysics and Particle Astrophysics

The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute at Queen’s University ( invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the application of data science to particle astrophysics and astrophysics. The successful candidate will have an interest and expertise in the use of advanced statistical techniques, such as machine learning, to model data from particle astrophysics experiments and/or observational astronomy. The position will have a specific focus on research in neutrino physics, the nature of dark matter, and multi-messenger astronomy. The successful candidate will collaborate with members of the Queen’s Particle Astrophysics group and serve as a central point of contact for the coordinated implementation of data science techniques across the broad range of experiments in which the group participates. The successful candidate will also contribute to activities in the Department that are related to machine learning and data science.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy by the start date of the appointment and have demonstrated potential for excellence in research in particle physics or astrophysics and in data science. Candidates with a doctorate in Computer Science or Mathematics/Statistics and a background in physics or astrophysics will also be considered.

The original appointment will be for two years, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also receive a small discretionary research bursary to cover costs such as travel to conferences.

Applicants should apply through Academic Jobs Online and submit:

* Cover letter

* Statement of research interests and experience

* CV with list of publications

* 3 letters of reference

The University acknowledges the potential impact that legitimate career interruption can have on a record of research. If applicable, the University encourages candidates to explain within their application the impact that career interruption has had on their record.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Larry Widrow ( or Prof. Ryan Martin ( Review of applications will begin on 10 January 2019.

Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics, Oxford

The Department of Physics at Oxford University proposes to appoint an
Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics with effect
from 1st October 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment
is in the general area of astrophysical dynamics (broadly defined), with a
preference for candidates interested in the theory of self-gravitating
systems and its application to observational data.

Further details and a link to the online application system can be found at

Tenure Track Position in Astronomy, Campion College

Tenure Track Position in Astronomy

Campion College at the University of Regina invites applications for a
probationary tenure-track appointment in astronomy at the rank of
Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics to begin July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in astronomy and have a record of
a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching
duties will primarily involve introductory and intermediate classes in
astronomy. There are also opportunities to develop higher level
undergraduate courses, and to supervise special-case graduate students,
although the Department of Physics offers neither an undergraduate major
nor a graduate program in astronomy. Excellence in research, in any area
of astronomy, and a proven ability to contribute to a team environment is
also essential.

Campion College is a Jesuit Catholic community of learning dedicated to
the development of the whole person – intellectually, spiritually,
socially – for service in society. Located on the University of Regina
campus, Campion offers courses in the natural sciences, social sciences,
humanities, and fine arts. The College is a fully accredited member of the
Associations of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and its graduates
receive University of Regina degrees. Campion faculty are voting members
of their respective faculties (e.g., Science, Arts, Graduate Studies) of
the University of Regina.

Interested candidates should forward an application (including a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and evidence of both
teaching effectiveness and scholarly activities) in a single PDF file to
Dr. Allison Fizzard, Dean of Campion College, at
Candidates should also arrange for the submission of three confidential
letters of reference, either to be sent separately in PDF format to, or as part of a package by those using Interfolio
or a similar service.

Campion College is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all
employees and applicants for employment at the College. To that end, the
College encourages the hiring, retention, and
promotion of members of designated groups including women, indigenous
peoples, persons with disabilities, visible and non-visible minorities.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018, and will continue
until suitable candidates have been identified. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority.

Tenure-Track Position in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Queen’s University

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in Astronomy or Astrophysics, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. In exceptional cases, candidates above the level of Assistant Professor may be considered.

Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen’s University has 29 Faculty working in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter physics and optics, engineering and applied physics, and particle astrophysics. We are located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.

Queen’s is the lead institution of the McDonald Institute, where fundamental properties of neutrinos and dark matter are studied using astronomical objects as sources of these particles. The fact that Queen’s has distinct yet complementary groups in astrophysics and particle astrophysics makes it unique in Canada. This remarkable research environment is further enhanced by strong ties with astronomers at the Royal Military College.

Candidates must have completed a PhD by the start date of the appointment. The ideal candidate will have research interests that align with and/or complement those of existing group members, which include general relativity, cosmology, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, and the astrophysics of dark matter. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding. They must demonstrate a strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs and in support of promoting equity and diversity in physics. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student- centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The University acknowledges that certain circumstances may legitimately affect a candidate’s record of research achievement and will give careful consideration to the impact of these circumstances (including but not limited to: pregnancy, family responsibilities, illness, disability, research in emerging fields, limited access to resources) when assessing the candidate’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experiences and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application.

Providing opportunities for junior faculty to develop a strong teaching and research profile and maintaining an environment where all faculty can thrive is our top priority. Support for course development and delivery is provided by the Department, the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Support of junior faculty to develop strong

research programs includes a significant Research Initiation Grant, grant writing workshops and review services, funding support for graduate students through the Queen’s Graduate Award program, and one-to-one mentorship from senior faculty members.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  •   a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  •   a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  •   a statement of research interests;
  •   a statement of teaching interests, experience and vision (including mentoring, outreach,

    and promotion of diversity);

  •   three letters of reference emailed directly to Prof. Marc Dignam


The first review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Prof. Marc Dignam at,although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Prof. Marc Dignam, Head
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy Stirling Hall
64 Bader Lane
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Melissa Balson in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy,


Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at

Research Associate in Radio Astronomy: Covington Fellowship

Name: Michaela Doyle
Email address:
Affiliation: National Research Council of Canada

Research Associate in Radio Astronomy: Covington Fellowship (4822)
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Penticton – British Columbia

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Associate to support our Radio Astronomy team within the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA). The Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

Desired starting date: January 2020*


2 Years
*The initial appointment is of two years duration, may commence in fall 2019 and may be extended for one further year (subject to performance and availability of funds).

As part of the RA Program you must have received your Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.

• Five years or less experience in astrophysics beyond the Ph.D.
• Experience in conducting original scientific research in radio astrophysics, demonstrated by published papers in the refereed scientific literature.
• Experience with radio interferometry/aperture synthesis and/or single dish techniques.
• Experience with instrumentation would be considered an asset.

Language Requirement:

• Research Associates will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual Ph.D. recruiting rate is $64,437*. NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

*Salary rates currently under review.

For more information on this job opportunity and to submit your application, visit our website at:

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Plaskett Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research Associate), NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL of CANADA (NRC)

Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre, Dominion
Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2E7
Fax : (613) 990-1286
Telephone: 613-991-1125

E-mail enquiries:

To View and/or Apply to our poster:

Further information on NRC Herzberg can be found at
Information on the staff and their research interests is available at
More information on the Fellowship is available

Desired starting date: September 2019

The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre of the National
Research Council (NRC) is pleased to announce the 2018 competition for a
Plaskett Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research Associate) position tenable at
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) in Victoria, BC, Canada. The
successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in
astronomy/astrophysics who is highly motivated to exploit astronomical
facilities administered by NRC and contribute to forefront research
projects conducted using those facilities.

This hiring is at the postdoctoral level, but at NRC Canada, this is in
effectively a term staff scientist position with all the associated
benefits, including paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, accruable
pension contributions and others.

We encourage researchers in any area of astrophysics to apply. For
reference, the following are active fields of research at NRC Herzberg:

• Exoplanets and debris disks (direct detection, planetary atmospheres,
dynamical evolution, collisional evolution, composition), utilizing
Gemini, ALMA, HST, JWST and/or exploitation of existing large survey data
from Kepler, Spitzer, Herschel, WISE and other missions.

• Outer solar system bodies (accretion processes, size-frequency
distributions, surface properties, orbital dynamics, binaries, space-craft
exploration), utilizing CFHT, Gemini, ALMA, HST, Subaru, and the New
Horizons spacecraft, as well as leadership of the Outer Solar System
Origins Survey (OSSOS).

• Star or planet formation processes (protostellar evolution, cluster
formation, circumstellar disks, super-star clusters in external galaxies),
utilizing ALMA, the Jansky VLA, GBT, or other facilities, and leveraging
results from Herschel, Spitzer, or JCMT legacy programs (e.g., the JCMT
Gould Belt Survey and the JCMT Transient Survey).

• Photometric and spectroscopic studies of the structure and stellar
content of the Milky Way, Local Group, and other nearby galaxies,
including all areas of research associated with the broad field of
near-field cosmology.

• Multi-wavelength investigations of galaxies and clusters, including
studies of galaxy distances, dynamics, and structural properties;
super-massive black holes and galactic nuclei; and star clusters and star
formation at UV, optical, IR and sub-mm wavelengths.

• Cosmological evolution of galaxies including physical processes such as
accretion, outflow, feedback, metal enrichment, star formation,
super-massive black hole growth, mergers, and strong lensing.
Candidates should have an observational background or an interest in
constraining theories with observations.

The successful candidate will:

• Conduct original research independently and in collaboration with NRC
Herzberg staff members.

• Contribute to the scientific exploitation of NRC Herzberg’s resources,
particularly, but not limited to, the expertise of scientific and
technical staff, and the astronomical facilities and infrastructure
administered by NRC Herzberg, such as ALMA, CFHT, the Gemini Observatory,
the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC), and the instrumentation labs.

• Engage with the astronomical community to advance NRC Herzberg’s mandate
to provide astronomical facilities and services to Canadian researchers.
NRC Herzberg is a leading developer of instrumentation for current and
future ground- and space-based telescopes (e.g., ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, JWST,
MSE, SKA, and TMT).  NRC Herzberg also hosts CADC, which provides
scientific data preservation, distribution, and analysis services to the
community.  The CADC is also home to the Canadian Virtual Observatory, the
CANFAR cloud computing network, and extensive data archives (including
those for CFHT, CGPS, HST, and JCMT).

• Share with other postdoctoral research associates the organization of
the NRC Herzberg weekly seminars, which run from September to April.

The initial appointment is of two years duration, which may be extended
(subject to performance and availability of funds). In addition to highly
competitive benefits and salary, the Plaskett Fellow will receive support
for observing and conference travel, page charges, and access to
professionally managed computation infrastructure and resources.

Applicants must have acquired their Ph.D. within the last five years or
expect to obtain their degree before taking up the position.

NRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be made by 19 November 2018 via the process described
at the URL provided.

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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Application Submission:

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 30, 2018

Email Address for Inquiries:

The University of Toronto <> invites applications
for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for
Astronomy and Astrophysics <>. This growing
unit pursues groundbreaking research in experimental astrophysics, in
close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy
and Astrophysics <>(DAA), the Canadian
Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics <>
(CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Sciences

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research
either independently or in collaboration with others at the University,
and will be offered professional development and mentoring across a range
of areas relevant to a scientific career. Candidates will be selected on
the basis of potential for innovative research in instrumentation,
software, or observations, and on their ability to further the goals and
activities of the Dunlap Institute. Fellows have access to laboratories,
computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for
additional internal support for their experimental or computational plans.
Dunlap Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the
Institute’s outreach and training initiatives. The range of activities and
opportunities in research, outreach and training can be seen in the annual
reports on the Dunlap Institute’s web site.

The Dunlap Institute, DAA, CITA and CPS together host over 130 staff and
students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across
instrumentation, observation, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute
is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the
world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of
living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor
pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace.
We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual
orientations and gender expressions, members of visible minorities,
Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential
dual-academic-career hires.  Subject to immigration regulations,
successful candidates will be given the option to take up their
Fellowships as part-time appointments (such a request need not be made as
part of a candidate’s initial application and will not be disclosed to the
selection committee).

Appointments are initially for three years, with a subsequent possibility
of extension for one further year subject to outstanding performance in
public outreach and education activities. Dunlap Fellowships include an
annual salary of CAD $70,056 plus generous benefits
<>, a
research allowance of CAD $18,000 per year, relocation assistance, and the
opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2019. Applicants
must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at
the time of appointment. Only applicants with a PhD awarded on or after
January 1, 2014, will be considered, except in the case of career
interruption or other extenuating circumstances.

All application materials must be submitted online by November 30, 2018.
In service of our goals of an unbiased and equitable hiring process, an
initial evaluation of applicants will be made via a 300-word anomymised
summary of the applicant’s proposed research program, which should be
submitted via the online form. Applicants should also submit (in a single
file in PDF format) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication
list, and a 3-page detailed description of their proposed research
program.  Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters
directly to the Dunlap Institute via email to by November 30, 2018.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time
postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment)
recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the
needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the
performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is
covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This
job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /
persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America,
persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
the further diversification of ideas.

To apply online, please go to


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding
candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Applications in all
relevant subfields are encouraged and the successful candidate will
create an independent research program which complements the existing
strengths of the department such as in Astronomy, Cosmology, Biophysics,
AMO, Medical Physics, Gravity, String, and Quantum Information Theory,
Particle Physics, and Nuclear Physics among others.  More details of our
research program can be found on the Department’s website
(  Please note that applicants in the field of Condensed
Matter Physics and related subfields represented in the Stuart Blusson
Quantum Matter Institute (see should direct their
applications to our parallel search in that area (see  Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or
equivalent, demonstrated potential for an outstanding research record,
and are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate
levels and to supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will
be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor.

The Physics and Astronomy Department (
is one of the largest and most scientifically diverse in Canada. Our
faculty and staff are committed to attracting and training outstanding
students and conducting forefront research that spans the field.

Applicants are urged to submit online applications
A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a
summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Three letters
of reference should be arranged to be directly submitted, preferably
electronically, to UBC’s strategic plan identifies
inclusion as one of our key priorities.  We welcome colleagues with the
experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of
inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life.  In your
application, please include 2-3 sentences describing your experience
working with a diverse student body and your contributions to
creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within
your discipline.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and
diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been
underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members
of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under
the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief,
religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First
Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 30, 2018.  The expected
start date is Summer 2019, but is negotiable.


CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics, gravity and
cosmology located at the University of Toronto. The Institute expects to
offer several postdoctoral fellowships of three years. The starting date
will be September 1, 2019. Funds will be available for travel and other
research expenses. A Ph.D. in any field of theoretical astrophysics is
required. Fellows are expected to carry out original research in
theoretical astrophysics under the general supervision of the permanent
faculty whose interests include: early universe, physical cosmology,
interstellar matter, FRB¹s/pulsar scintillometry and compact objects,
galaxy, star and planet formation, solar physics, high energy astrophysics
and gravitational waves.

Applicants will be automatically considered for research associate
positions of three to five years duration.

Please apply online at:
Full job ad:

We only accept electronic submissions. Applicants will be asked to submit
a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three
letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and all letters
of recommendation is November 10, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons /
persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America,
persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to
the further diversification of ideas.


The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a joint (51% Statistical Sciences, 49% Astronomy and Astrophysics) tenure-stream appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019.

We are interested in candidates from astronomy and astrophysics and statistical science whose research program advances both disciplines. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates who work in areas at the cutting edge of Astrostatistics, who have deep understanding of Astronomy and Astrophysics research problems and who can develop modern statistical techniques for analyzing massive astronomy and astrophysics data.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Statistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers and other documents submitted for review, presentations at top conferences, research awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching is based on strong letters of reference and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments and evaluations.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in astronomy, astrophysics and statistical science research and education. Successful candidates are expected to pursue independent, innovative research at the highest international level; to establish a strong externally funded independent research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to contribute to the enrichment of both Departments. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world- class scholars at Canada’s leading University. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online using AcademicJobsOnline, and include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, research and teaching statements, as well as a teaching dossier which includes teaching evaluations and sample syllabi. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018 and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then, however applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For more information about the Departments of Statistical Sciences and Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit our websites at and If you have questions about the position, please contact Katrina Mintis at or

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women,

Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.