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:
An individual who has completed requirements for a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, or a health professional degree (e.g. MD, DVM, DDS) plus a medical specialty, but the degree/certification has not yet been awarded. The individual will subsequently be eligible for registration as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
An individual who is not eligible for postdoctoral registration according to the MELS definition, but is a recipient of an external postdoctoral award obtained through a competitive process from a recognized Canadian funding agency (or equivalent).
An individual who holds a professional degree (or equivalent) in a regulated health profession (as defined under CIHR-eligible health profession) and is enrolled in a program of postgraduate medical education at another institution. The individual wishes to conduct the research stage or elective component of his/her program of study at McGill University under the supervision of a McGill professor. The individual will be engaged in full time research with well defined objectives, responsibilities, and methods of reporting.
An individual with a regulated health professional degree (as defined under CIHR-eligible health professional), but not a PhD or equivalent or medical specialty training, but who fulfills criteria for funding as a postdoc by a tricouncil operating grant. Note: Immigration may require international applicants in this category to show proof of employment in his/her home country at the end of the training period in order to issue a work permit.