Frequently asked questions

How and when to apply?

You must apply for the Network’s Residency Program in Pharmacy Practice through the matching service of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Comprehensive information on the application process.

Start of registration period: August 2023


Is the program accredited?

We are currently in the official accreditation process with the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB). The program’s learning objectives have been developed based on the CPRB’s national standards.

We can offer you a unique, one-time opportunity associated with a new program, namely to actively develop numerous aspects of the residency program. This learning experience, so valuable for your career, will only happen once as part of this residency program.

Please also be aware that when accreditation is granted, it will be retroactive to the date the Network applied to the CPRB for accreditation. This means that you will be considered a graduate of an accredited residency program as soon as the Network receives its official accreditation.


What are the admission requirements?

  • Hold a Bachelor of Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree and already be on the labour market, or be a student registered in the last year of a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.
  • Meet the French-language requirements.


Where are we located?

Vitalité Health Network is a regional health authority that delivers and manages health care and services in an area covering all of northern and southeastern New Brunswick. The Network’s zones include the:

  • Beauséjour Zone, comprising the Moncton region;
  • Acadie-Bathurst Zone, comprising the Bathurst region and Acadian Peninsula;
  • Northwest Zone, comprising the Edmundston region, located on the Maine (United States) and Quebec borders;
  • Restigouche Zone, comprising the Campbellton region, located on the Quebec border along the Restigouche River and Chaleur Bay.

Most rotations will take place at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, and you will also have the opportunity to do rotations in one of the Network’s three other sites.  Travel and accommodation costs for rotations outside the Moncton region will be reimbursed.


Is it possible to work during the residency?

Residents will not be required to work as pharmacists during the program. However, there could be opportunities to work in the drug dispensing department, depending on the facility’s needs and the resident’s interest.


How are the job opportunities with the Network after the program?

The job opportunities with the Network’s Pharmacy Services are excellent. Numerous full-time and part-time positions are available in different Network facilities. We also offer recruitment incentives when a work contract of predetermined length is signed. Please contact us for further details.