Postdoctoral Fellows

In this section you will find plan documents and links for postdoctoral fellow programs.

Postdoctoral Fellow Appointments

  • Full-time postdoctoral fellow employees.
  • Full-time postdoctoral fellow trainees and guests who are not employees are eligible to participate in university health and dental plans.

Benefits at a Glance

Psychological services benefit coverage

Effective October 1, 2023, registered psychologists and registered social workers are added as eligible practitioners under the health plan. Please see the Sun Life booklet for details.

For information about awards, funding and career development, visit the Fellows and Visitors website.

Cost of Benefits

As of April 1, 2023, the current annual cost of the postdoctoral fellow benefits is:

  • Supplementary Heath Care (single and family coverage) - $2,040
  • Supplementary Dental Care (single and family coverage) - $2,040

In addition, the Employee and Family Assistance Program is $6.00 per month and the cost of Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is $0.40 per $100 of your stipend (based upon an annual stipend).

Visiting Canada

If you are not eligible for Alberta Health Care, you must enroll in the University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan (UAHIP). UAHIP provides coverage for international students, employees and their families who reside in Canada but are not eligible for provincial health coverage. See the UAHIP page for details, including the cost of the plan.