Department of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellows Appointing and Reappointment Process

To become a UAlberta postdoc, your entire appointment must fall normally within five years from the completion of your doctoral degree or within 10 years from the completion of your MD, DDS or equivalent.

Please visit the Postdoctoral Fellows Office web page, "Current Postdoc Opportunities," to view recent postdoc listings in Medicine.

Appointing/Reappointing a Canadian or Permanent Resident Postdoctoral Fellow

Please contact the Department of Medicine, Graduate Education Office:

Julian Schulz
Graduate Program Advisor
Research Administrative Assistant

  • Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Barb Thomson
Graduate Program Advisor/
Research Administrative Assistant

  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology  

Appointing/Reappointing a Foreign National Postdoctoral Fellow

Please use your CCID to login and complete the Foreign Visitor Category Assessment form.

For details on how to use this new IMMIGRATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, refer to the Foreign Visitor Category Assessment User Guide and Tips sheet.

This online form gathers information about the Postdoctoral Fellow. Please note that a speed code and account number is required so that the $230.00 compliance fee implemented by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) can be processed.

Once submitted, Immigration Services will review and assess the submission to determine the appropriate immigration category. If it falls under Citizenship & Immigration Canada’s (CIC) International Mobility Program, Immigration Services will then submit the required forms and payment to CIC. Once a response is received from CIC, Immigration Services will contact the host with further instructions.

As per the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act, any person providing advice to foreign nationals regarding immigration requirements or processes must be a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), or a member in good standing with a provincial law society. This means that without this accreditation, department administrative staff or faculty members are prohibited by law from providing any immigration-related advice or representation to foreign nationals. HRS has two RCICs on staff who are required to assess all potential visitor applications before they are submitted to CIC for approval.

Please send Appointment Letters with the original wet signatures to the Department of Medicine Graduate Office.


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