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Ontario College of Pharmacists


 

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Pharmacist's Gateway Canada
Provincial and territorial licensure requirements.

» Ontario


STEPS TO LICENSURE
Gateway Enrolment
  • Candidate number from Pharmacists' Gateway Canada ($325 + tax, if applicable)
Language Proficiency
  • English or French language proficiency may be completed at any time, prior to applying to the pharmacy regulatory authority
  • Candidate may apply to a review panel for further consideration
Academic Qualification and Knowledge Assessment
  • Successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Document Evaluation ($600) and Evaluating Examination ($600)
  • Successful completion of the PEBC Qualifying Examination Part I and II ($2250)
  • The process is different for U.S. graduates
Bridging Program
  • Mandatory completion of Bridging Program which is the IPG program offered by the University of Toronto.($13,500)
    NOTE: This requirement may be waived if the candidate passes the PEBC Qualifying Examination Parts I and II on the first attempt. Candidate must apply to a panel of the Registration Committee who will determine if any additional education and/or training is required.
Application to pharmacy regulatory authority
  • Application for registration as a Student ($75) and then as an Intern ($75)
  • Must maintain professional liability insurance
  • Student registration is valid for two years; Intern registration is valid for one year
  • Registration as a student is not required for U.S. graduates
Structured Practical Training
  • Successful completion of 12 weeks (420 hours) studentship
  • Successful completion of 12 weeks (420 hours) internship
  • Please note:  As of January 18, 2017, all registered pharmacy students applying to begin the practice-based assessment requirement of their registration process in Ontario outside of their educational program must successfully complete the College’s Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE) instead of structured practical training. PACE will assess the candidate’s ability to demonstrate entry-to-practice competence in a practice setting. If practice performance gaps are identified, guidance will be offered to candidates to support appropriate individualized development prior to re-assessment. The practice-based registration requirement is met when a candidate demonstrates entry-to-practice competence to the validated standard.
Jurisprudence
  • Successful completion of the Ontario jurisprudence examination ($100)
  • Exam results are valid for three years from date of completion
Licensure/Registration
  • Application for registration as a pharmacist in Ontario ($75)
  • Pharmacist New Registrant Annual Fee ($600/year); pro-rated after August 31st ($300)
  • Must maintain professional liability insurance

LEARN MORE - Ontario College of Pharmacists Detailed Requirements

Notes:
• All costs are presented in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes.
• The information in this table is only a summary. The official position of each Pharmacy Regulatory Authority is defined in their governing legislation available on their website.
• Consult the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) website to learn more about their process and requirements.