Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has requested input from CAPS/ACSP regarding current immigration policies and the impact of those policies on international postdocs working in Canada. To maximize input from international postdocs and ensure that we capture all the major challenges related to postdoc immigration, the CAPS/ACSP Executive designed the following survey: CANADIAN IMMIGRATION … Read More
This post is to remind all postdocs working in Canada about the deadline to apply for a ruling from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the purposes of gaining access to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) statutory benefits programs (i.e., a CPP/EI Ruling). The deadline to apply to the CRA for … Read More
The CAPS/ACSP Executive is working to improve the Health & Wellness Resources we provide for postdocs and to build an inclusive, supportive, and connected national community to help ensure the wellbeing of our members. The need for improved mental/emotional support was clear in the results of the CAPS/ACSP 2016 National Postdoc Survey, as many postdocs … Read More
In collaboration with Sigma XI, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) in the US has released an institutional policy report based on a 2016 survey of 130 institutions that hire postdocs and hold NPA membership. The key recommendations in the report are that institutions that hire postdocs should: 1) Increase the staff and budget for … Read More
The Tri-Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) kindly provided some updates on their programs and policies for the members of CAPS/ACSP in November 2017. To view a summary document describing the harmonization of policies across the agencies as well as individual agency updates, please click here.