Canada, CAPSI

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

Community placements are available in Saskatoon, Etobicoke/ Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal/St-Constant. Research placements are available in Winnipeg and St. John's. Placements are typically around 4 weeks in length.

*Last updated September 1, 2020. Subject to change due to COVID-19.

Length of training periods

From 2 to 8 weeks

Available months and cities

Cities vary from year to year, and placements are typically between June and August.

Type accommodation

Students are generally housed in rental housing or in a residence at the closest local university, if applicable. Local Exchange Officers (LEOs) located in each province will be matched to a student upon confirmation of exchange placement to help facilitate placements and approaches in finding accommodations. Students will most likely have to pay for housing.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

Unfortunately, we do not offer any kind of pocket money. However, some placements might offer bus tickets or accommodation, at their discretion.

Language requirements

English (required), French (Required in Quebec only)

*Even though Quebec is mostly a French-speaking province, it is recommended to be bilingual (French and English) to ease communication, as some placements may be in some more multicultural areas. However, English is not a requirement.

Other requirements

Varies; some placements might prioritize applicants who are further along in their studies.

Information on Work Permits and Visa

Required documentation: - Liability insurance (if working in community pharmacy) - Travel medical insurance is strongly recommended but not required - Visa/ work permit

For information on work permits and visa requirements, please visit the Canadian consulate and/ affiliate offices in your country as procedures vary depending on your home country. If your home country is eligible, there is also the possibility to obtain an e-visa by internet: We recommend students to initiate the visa application process as soon as possible upon confirmation of placement to avoid delays/ complications.

Selection Procedures

Incoming placements to Canada are facilitated by the CAPSI-SEO. Please forward all inquiries regarding placements in Canada to: [email protected]

Applications are screened initially by the SEO. Applications matching the specific requirements for host sites available are selected and forwarded to the respective host/ employer for final selection.