Program Selection

Hospitals or health regions offer most pharmacy practice residency opportunities in Canada.  

Each residency program offers a different mix of experiences and preceptors. CPRB-Accredited programs and accreditation-pending programs must meet Standards for teaching and program content. Think about what you want to achieve by completing a residency, then compare the programs to see which ones best fit your career path.

Check out a complete list and description of the Year 1 and Year 2 accredited programs and accreditation-pending programs.

The Université Laval and University of Montreal both offer university-based, clinical Masters Programs that are accredited by the CPRB. The application process for each of these programs is facilitated by the respective universities (applicants do not use the PRAMS).

You might want to also consider the following when comparing programs:

  • How much choice of rotations and preceptors will you have?
  • How many preceptors are there?
  • How much experience do they have?
  • What does the research project entail?
  • What are the resident's work requirements?
  • What have former graduates of the residency program accomplished during their program and in the first one to five years after they completed the program?
  • Can the program provide contact information for current or former residents, so you can ask questions about experiences they had while a resident in the program?
  • How many residents have withdrawn from the program before completing it? What were their reasons for withdrawing?
  • What was the result of the most recent CPRB Accreditation Survey?

The number of positions available varies from year to year and from program to program. Information about available positions can be found on the CSHP website at cshp.ca/residency-programs. Applicants can apply for as many programs (regardless of province) listed in PRAMS as they want, provided the applicable fees are paid.

The identity of all programs to which you have applied will be disclosed to those programs. Only programs to which you have applied will have access to that information and your application.