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Application and registration

Current postdoctoral researchers should contact their McGill supervisor or Graduate Program Coordinator as the first step to address all concerns. Please reference this list to find out whom to contact in your department.

Due to a labour dispute at Citizenship and Immigration Canada those applying for a work permit should anticipate delays and submit their application as far in advance as possible.

Leave of absence & vacation policy

Vacation policy

Graduate students and postdocs should normally be entitled to vacation leave equivalent to university holidays and an additional total of fifteen (15) working days in the year. Funded students and postdocs with fellowships and research grant stipends taking additional vacation leave may have their funding reduced accordingly.

You may review your department's policy on vacation by visiting the Graduate e-Calendar and selecting the link to your faculty from the search options displayed.

Postdoctoral research trainees

If your situation does not conform to the Quebec Ministry of Education Leisure and Sport’s (MELS) definition of postdoctoral fellow, you may be eligible to attend McGill as a postdoctoral research trainee. The category of postdoctoral research trainee applies to: