Community placements are available in Saskatoon, Etobicoke/ Toronto, and Vancouver. **New this year: Montreal and its suburbs, as well as Edmonton are added to the list! ** Research placements are available in Winnipeg. Length of placements are typically around 4 weeks.
Length of training periods
From 2 to 8 weeks
Available months and cities
Cities vary from year to year. Community placements this year were available in Saskatoon, Etobicoke/ Toronto, and Vancouver. Research placements were available in Winnipeg. Length of placements were typically around 4 weeks.
Students are generally housed in rental housing or in 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 research and approaches in finding accommodation. Some placements will provide accommodation or subsidy, however most students will have to pay for hosting.
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.
English (required), French (Required in Montreal only)
*Even though Montreal is mostly a French-speaking city, it is recommended to be bilingual (French and English) to ease communication, as some placements might be in some more multicultural areas. However, English is not a required.
Varies; some placements might prioritize applicants who are further along in their studies.
Information on Work Permits and Visa
Required documentation: Health exam 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: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp. We recommend students to initiate the visa application process as soon as possible upon confirmation of placement to avoid delays/ complications.
Incoming placements to Canada are facilitated by the CAPSI-IPSF Liaison. Please forward all inquiries regarding placements in Canada to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are screened initially by the IPSF Liaison. Applications matching the specific requirements for host sites available are selected and forwarded to the respective host/ employer for final selection.