Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS)

The Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) is a national, application and matching service that provides an coordinated process to help applicants obtain positions in programs of their choice and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice. CSHP provides this service to streamline applicant information gathering and optimize matching between residency candidates and Canadian Pharmacy Residency programs.

CPRB-accredited and accreditation-pending residency programs within Canada are required to participate in the CPRB PRAMS. However, the clinical Master’s degree programs in Québec are exempt from this requirement. Accreditation "pending" status means that the program has applied for accreditation and CPRB has been working closely with the program to ensure that the program progresses toward meeting accreditation standards; however, the program has not yet been accredited. Programs with a non-traditional start time (i.e., winter start date and some part-time programs) will be exempt from the match.

All participating programs and applicants must abide by the PRAMS Rules of Participation.

The information below was for the 2018/19 residency year: Until then, prospective applicants may use it to gain insight into the application process and fees. Application cycle expected to open in the latter half of July following system improvements.