Postdoctoral Research Program of the Government of Canada 2023/2024


Postdoctoral Research Program of the Government of Canada 2023/2024: Natural Resources Canada, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Health Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is seeking recent natural science graduates to join the Postdoctoral Research Program.

The Postdoctoral Research Program allows scientists who have recently received a doctorate degree in a natural sciences field to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions located across Canada. In turn, the Canadian government benefits from new and emerging talent.


Through their research, federal research scientists contribute to strategic decisions, policies, regulations, and programs by providing a solid scientific knowledge base. Research scientists carry out their duties in accordance with departmental mandates in order to achieve specified outcomes and to conceptualize, identify, formulate, and implement new outcomes in delivering programs that meet the department’s future needs.


Candidates who are selected will be hired as term Scientific Research (SE-RES) employees.

Degree Level:

The Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Program 2023/2024 is available for postdoctoral research programs at Canadian universities.

Subjects Available:

The following subjects are available for study through this scholarship program.

Every Subject

Scholarship Benefits:

Eligible candidates are listed in an inventory that hiring managers from participating federal agencies can access.

Nationalities eligible:

All Nationalities

Eligibility Criteria:

We are looking for candidates who have received a doctorate in natural sciences within the last three (three) years*.

*Applicants who were unable to apply during the 3-year period due to a significant career interruption or delay may be given special consideration. If you have any questions about your program eligibility, please contact the PRP Mailbox (

Applications will be accepted if applicants are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a recognized post-secondary institution; however, in order to be appointed to a position, candidates must meet the education requirements.

Foreign credentials (obtained outside of Canada) must be accompanied by proof of Canadian equivalency.

Application Procedure:

When there are vacancies to fill, hiring managers use the inventory to identify candidates with the necessary specializations and experience. Hiring managers then contact and evaluate qualified candidates.

David Thomas

it is our pleasure to have David Thomas on our Guest Authors list. He is a top educationist and a renowned researcher with major publications in his field of interest. David Thomas won a total of 7 fully-funded scholarships to complete his academic career and also won numerous fundings for attending international academic conferences.

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