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

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

Cost of Benefits

As of April 1, 2024, the cost of the postdoctoral fellow benefits are:

  • Health - $64 per month (single or family coverage)
  • Dental - $64 per month (single or family coverage)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program - $6 per month
  • Workers Compensation Board (WCB) - $0.46 per $100 of your stipend (based on 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.