Welcome to the University of Alberta!


The University of Alberta (UAlberta) has approximately 600 postdoctoral fellows, all of whom are valued members of the university community. 

As such, UAlberta provides services to meet the needs of our postdoctoral fellows to help foster their research training and professional development to help prepare them for the next step in their career.

There are many resources available to you and this website is your introduction to some of what is offered. 


If you have any questions please contact the Postdoctoral Fellows Office



The change to Postdoc status takes effect November 1, 2017, this means that Postdocs and the U of A will be contributing to CPP and EI.

Employees and the PI each contribute equal amounts to CPP (4.95% of insurable earnings up to $55,300) to a maximum annual amount of $2,564.10 (2017).

For EI, employees contribute 1.63% of insurable earnings to $51,300 per annum. Maximum contribution $836.19 (2017). The PI also contributes 2.282% to a maximum contribution of $1,170.67.

Please see the below memo for more details regarding the changes to status for Postdoctoral Fellows.

University of Alberta Post-Doctoral Fellow Categories

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PDF Minimum Stipend
Effective September 1, 2017 is $37 795.86 

Based on Doctoral 12 hours/week - one month scale (x 1.5) 2017-2018 Award and Minimum Salary Rates

Cost of Supplemental Benefits Increase

Effective July 01, 2017,  the yearly cost of the postdoc supplemental benefits is $707.16 for single coverage; or $2 040.12 for family coverage.

In addition, effective February 01, 2016 the PDFAP (Postdoctoral Fellows Assistance Program) is $5.50 per month.

WCB is $0.18 per $100 of the stipend.

ETS@Work Program 

To register, please submit the following two documents to the PDF Office:

ETS@Work Application form

ETS@Work Survey

2017 ETS Monthly Application Deadlines

*Please note, effective November 1, 2017 if your ONEcard indicates "Staff", you may use your ONECard to travel from Health Sciences to Royal Alexandra Hospital stations on the Metro Line, and from South Campus to Churchill stations on the Capital Line. Travel to other stations in the LRT system are not included in the Staff LRT program at this time.