Schedule and Application Deadlines

The Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program is offered three times per year: January, May and September.

Please note that space in the program is limited and applications are accepted for each session until that session is filled.  Sessions fill up quickly.  Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Program Dates and Application Deadlines



Application Deadline- Canadian citizens and permanent residents Application Deadline- Applicants who require a study permit
September 2020 Classroom: September 8 - December 4, 2020
SPT (Practicum): January 4 - March 31, 2021
August 7, 2020 May 8, 2020

January 2021

Classroom: January 12 - April 9, 2021
SPT (Practicum): May 17 - August 11, 2021
December 11, 2020 September 11, 2020
May 2021
Classroom: May 4 - July 30, 2021
SPT (Practicum): September 6 - December 1, 2021
April 2, 2021 January 8, 2021

September 2021

Classroom: September 7 - December 3, 2021
SPT (Practicum): January 3 - March 30, 2022
August 6, 2021 May 7, 2021

Program fees are currently under review by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and are subject to change. 
2. Program dates and format are subject to change.
3. Starting September 2019, all CP3 students must be registered with UBC Student Health Services and immunized according to the Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program Immunization Review Instructions document.  This is a pre-practicum requirement.  If a student fails to complete the above, they will not be eligible for their practicum.

4. COVID-19: The January 2021 and the May 2021 classroom portion of CP3 will be delivered via an online medium due to COVID-19.  Future session delivery formats will be re-assessed based on the current pandemic situation.

Upcoming Orientation and “Getting Ready” Dates 

  • Sept 2020 Orientation: Tuesday, Sept 8, 2020
  • “Getting Ready” Mock-OSCE (One day): Sunday, October 25. The exam will be entirely online due to the COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

Due to the heavy workload of the program and the fundamental principles taught in the first four weeks of the program, attendance in all classes is mandatory from the first day. Late arrivals to the program will not be admitted. Any students with an unexcused absence during the initial four weeks of the program will have their registration cancelled and will forfeit the $2,000.00 tuition deposit, $250.00 non-refundable application fee, and a pro-rated amount based on the number of days into the course.