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Postdoctoral fellows

In Quebec, 'Postdoctoral' is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education,  Enseignement supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdoctoral fellows must be registered on a university student registration system. Postdocs are not considered employees or academic appointees, and as such do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Academic Personnel Office or Human Resources at McGill, or the Human Resources Departments in McGill-affiliated hospitals regardless of where they work or how they are paid.

Candidates seeking postdoctoral registration must meet all eligibility requirements for postdoctoral status in conformity with Quebec provincial rules and regulations, and McGill University regulations and policies governing postdoctoral education. As postdoctoral status is a trainee/student classification, you are not eligible for postdoctoral status if you hold an active status or affiliation with an institution or organization. Holders of MDCM, DDS, DMD or DVM degrees are not eligible for postdoctoral status without a subsequent specialty certification.