I am a senior postdoctoral fellow with more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience in Canada. I am an international citizen and the fact that we get only 45k per year is absolutely underpaid. For the same reason, I have to leave my family back home, can't afford an apartment (have to stay on sharing basis) and it affects my well-being. I have my rent around 750, and other bills around 1k. And I need to support my old parents. The past years have seen such inflation and due to our bad plight, I am compromising with this payment.
If postdoctoral funding was CAD $60,000/yr for all postdocs, how would that change your life? If the payment increases to 60 k, I will be much more relieved from constraints. I can afford to be with my family.