Applicants who are more than ten years from having earned their highest degree and have experienced career interruptions may have their eligibility for a Tier II BoGRC assessed through the Tier II justification form. Acceptable justifications are limited to breaks in the candidate's research career due to maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care. Upon review of the justification form, the applicant's window of eligibility will be extended as appropriate. For example, if an applicant earned their highest degree 11 years ago, but had a 1-year family leave within that time, the applicant would be considered eligible for a Tier II position.
If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Office of the Vice-President (Research) early in the application process.