For Applicants

For PRAMS deadlines and dates please refer to Key Dates. 

Applications to accredited Canadian programs are processed using Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS), a centralized (single-point of entry), online program.  Residency programs use the information provided to screen applicants and offer interviews.  Applicants rank their preferred programs usually following their interviews. 

A complete directory of the accredited programs, directors, residency coordinators, and past residents is available here

*Programs in Québec are university-based and do not select candidates using PRAMS. For information about Québec programs, please go here.

Walk through the application process with our Coordinator:

How to Apply:

  1. Create an account with PRAMS (on or after August 12, 2024) 
    • (Please note: The PRAMS application performs best in a current Chrome browser.)
  2. Complete the online application, which includes uploading transcripts in PDF format and requesting three references online.
  3. Select the programs you want to have access to your application. When you select your first program, you will be prompted to pay the current fee.
    • Only programs to which you have applied will have access to your application*.
  4. Pay the registration fee(s).
    • (Please note: refunds are not available for registration fees)
  5. Ensure that your application is complete by the deadline, including completion of three references and any additional required documents.
    • If needed, you may cancel a reference request and select a new referee.
    • Incomplete applications at the deadline are not provided to programs and there are no exceptions.
  6. Once your application is compliant, your PRAMS dashboard notice will turn green.
  • There is no submit button.
  • Programs will receive your application after the application deadline

    7. Programs independently review applicants and offer interviews.

  • Programs will communicate directly with you to offer interviews etc., via the email address you provided in PRAMS.

    8. Programs rank applicants and applicants rank programs. 

    9. PRAMS runs the match to match programs and applicants in early January.  
    See The Match and Key Dates.

PRAMS Timelines
Refer to Key Dates for current application cycle



Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap

Interested in applying to a pharmacy residency program?

To help you navigate the competitive process CSHP is offering a new online course, the Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap. Start with a free session on “Making the Pharmacy Residency Choice,” then move on to the paid portion of the course to hone your practical skills in mock interviews, personal branding workshops, and essay reviews with individualized feedback from successful residents -- all to help you present your best self with ease and confidence. 

Details here