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Directions for Immigrants

Directions for Immigrants is a no-cost career service centre that helps internationally-educated professionals secure professional employment and gain accreditation. Their services are provided at no cost for eligible clients living in Alberta as they are funded by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada. They offer several tools for success, including career coaching, workshops, exam preparation study groups and a library of reference books.

They offer exam preparation study groups specifically designed to prepare internationally-educated pharmacists for three of the exams required as part of the licensing process with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC).

The study groups are typically offered once or twice a week in 3- to 4-hour sessions and are facilitated by licensed pharmacists.
• PEBC Evaluating Exam (EE) study group (72+ hours)
• PEBC Qualifying Exam Part I (MCQ) study group (75+ hours)
• PEBC Qualifying Exam Part II (OSCE) study group (75+ hours) plus a mock OSCE

The first step is to contact them to book an appointment with a career coach to determine your eligibility.

Telephone number: 403-770-5155 |Toll-free number: 1-877-297-2553

Review their website for more information.





Updated weekly, RxTx is a digital platform that provides the most current Canadian drug and evidence-based therapeutic information from the resources you’ve come to trust and rely on throughout your studies, namely CPS, CTC, CTMA and CPMA.

CPhA’s drug and therapeutic products, CPS, CTC, and CTMA, are identified under the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada’s (PEBC) reference listings as resources that are helpful in preparing for the Pharmacist
Qualifying Exam Part I and may be provided as references in stations in Part II of the exam.

CPhA offers an
exclusive discount for students taking the PEBC Exam.



Interprofessional Competency Tools


It is important for internationally-educated health professionals to learn about interprofessional collaboration in Canada and to acquire the skills to practise it.


To assist internationally-educated health professionals (IEHPs) in learning interprofessional competencies, a set of learning modules has been developed and is available for self-study. Mastering these competencies will help IEHPs integrate more easily into the Canadian health workforce.