Application Process + Admission Requirements

You will need:

  1. CV/resume
  2. Unofficial transcript(s) from all universities you have attended and/ or graduated
  3. Two confidential professional references and their email addresses. References will be contacted directly
  4. Admission fee ($200) paid by credit card

Applications are now open!


  1. Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam results (if applicable)
    • Only from those who are not currently licensed in Canada
  2. English proficiency testing (if applicable)
    • Only for those whose primary language is not English, who are not licensed in Canada or who have not completed 4 years or more of post-secondary education in English
  • Applicants who are granted an interview will be required to have official transcripts forwarded directly from their universities

Admission Requirements

The PharmD for Pharmacists program is designed to equip practicing pharmacists and recent graduates with the skills, knowledge, and experience to engage in an expanded scope of practice. Only individuals meeting one of the three admission requirements listed below may apply for admission:

1. Pharmacists who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited (CCAPP) Canadian Pharmacy program or an accredited (ACPE) American Pharmacy program,


2. Pharmacists who are currently licensed to practice pharmacy in any Canadian jurisdiction (except Quebec),


3. Pharmacists who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Pharmacy from any International Pharmacy School AND have successfully completed the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam.

Application Timelines

The upcoming admission cycle is listed below:

Application Deadline Application Status Update Interview Dates
September 2020 Intake Feb 1, 2020 Early March 2020 Mid- Late April 2020
January 2021 Intake July 15, 2020 Mid August 2020 Late September 2020

All applications must be done through the online portal.

You will be required to upload a copy of your CV/ resume with cover letter, transcripts from all universities attended, email addresses of 2 professional references, and $200 payment via major credit card. For some applicants, you may need to provide proof of English proficiency and/or succcessful completion of PEBC Evaluating Exam.

  • Professional confidential references will be contacted directly by PharmD for Pharmacists and will be required to submit within 1 week of the application deadline.
  • If you receive an invitation for interview to our program, you will be required to submit official transcripts for all universities you have attended.

Applications must be completed at end of day Eastern Time. Those applications which are not completed by the deadline will  be required to reapply.

Admission to the PharmD for Pharmacists program cannot be deferred.

Application Process

1. Complete and submit an application package, consisting of:

a. Online application form:   Apply NOW  

b. Curriculum vitae (or resumé if preferered by applicant), including cover letter

c. OFFICIAL Transcript(s) from all post-secondary studies (must be submitted directly by each post-secondary institution to the PharmD for Pharmacists program)

d. Two Confidential Professional References (Word) (PDF) (must be submitted directly by the referee to the PharmD for Pharmacists program)

i. Referees with institution (university/hospital) or corporation emails may submit a scanned copy with original signature by email (

ii. All other referees may submit by:

1. Fax (416-978-6528)


2. Post/Courier

PharmD for Pharmacists Program
Program Office
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street – Room 857
Toronto, ON
M5S 3M2

e. Application fee – Certified cheque or money order for $200.00 Canadian (non-refundable) payable to the University of Toronto

f.  Proof of English facility, if required

2. Interview

  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in an interview process.  Interview dates will be arranged directly with applicants once the Admissions team has reviewed the applications (see deadlines above for dates).
  • Interviews will be conducted onsite or virtually, and will include both verbal and written components.

Admission Requirements

The admissions process identifies the best possible candidates for the PharmD for Pharmacists program by assessing each applicant’s overall achievements, including those in academic and non-academic areas. It is understood that current clinical practice and academic excellence are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure success. A multitude of factors are used to determine the appropriateness of every candidate. As the applicant pool varies in qualifications, there will be an overlap in the distribution of applicants’ practice settings, clinical skills, GPAs, and other criteria in accepted and declined candidates.

Not all candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be offered an interview in the application process or a position in the program.

Contact Information

Completed applications (as specified above) should be sent to:

PharmD for Pharmacists Program
Program Office
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street – Room 857
Toronto, ON
M5S 3M2

Please note: Application forms, CV, or transcripts sent via email or fax will NOT be accepted and will be destroyed in a manner consistent with University of Toronto disposal of records policies.