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College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

Licensing Process in Manitoba

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba will accept the first five complete applications for registration and licensure from international pharmacy graduates every month. Applications must include supporting documents. Other applications they receive will be placed in a queue in the order in which they were received. Each month, the next five applications in the queue will be reviewed and assessed.


These are the detailed requirements for international pharmacy graduates who wish to obtain a licence to practise in the province of Manitoba.

1. Gateway Enrolment

    • Enrol in Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada. Once you have enrolled, you will receive a National ID number. This number will be used for identification and confirmation purposes throughout the licensure process ($340 + tax, if applicable).
    • Select Manitoba as your province of choice.

2. Language Proficiency

    • May be completed at any time, prior to applying to the pharmacy regulatory authority.
    • Have original documents sent to NAPRA, Suite 1800, 130 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G4, Attention: Gateway Operations from an approved language-testing agency to demonstrate that you meet the English language proficiency requirement. Please note: if you have taken the language proficiency test through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), your results may be made available online through a secure portal. Please verify with your testing centre. Learn more about Language Proficiency.
    • Not required for U.S. graduates.

3. Academic Qualifications and Knowledge Assessment

    • Submit an application for Document Evaluation ($675) to the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC). (Not required for U.S. graduates. Click here for detailed requirements for U.S. graduates.)

    • Submit the following items to PEBC with your application for Document Evaluation:
      • Two recent (i.e. less than twelve months old) signed photographs with the date the pictures were taken indicated on the backs of the photos. One picture must be witnessed;
      • A properly witnessed form of primary identification—either:
        • A birth certificate, or
        • Both sides of a Canadian citizenship card, or
        • A statutory declaration plus two other official supporting documents (e.g. passport).
      • Copy of name-change or marriage certificate (if applicable);
      • Witnessed copy of original-language pharmacy degree or diploma;
      • University transcripts sent directly from the school to PEBC;
      • Letter of standing—either:
        • A licensing statement sent directly from any pharmacy authority with which the applicant is currently licensed, or
        • A recent (i.e. less than one month old) signed, witnessed statutory declaration indicating that the applicant is not licensed anywhere in the world.
      • Successfully complete the PEBC Evaluating Examination ($860).
      • Successfully complete the PEBC Qualifying Examination, Parts I and II ($2620).

4. Application to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)

    • Apply to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba including the following:
      • Application form and registration fee ($716.06) + GST
      • CPhM requires a letter of standing from the licensing authority or a statutory declaration dated within the last 24 months. If the document in your profile is older than 24 months, you must submit an updated document with your application to CPhM.

5. Structured Practical Training

    • Successfully complete structured practical training (600 hours of internship).

6. Jurisprudence Examination

    • Successfully complete the jurisprudence examination ($193.22). You may attempt the jurisprudence examination after 200 hours of internship.

7. Licensure / Registration

    • Complete remaining sections of information required for practising registration by:
      • Submitting the practising licensing application.
      • Submitting annual registration fee (see fees required).

After successful completion of all of these requirements, your documents will be reviewed for approval to obtain a licence to practise pharmacy in the province of Manitoba.

• All costs are presented in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes.
Fees are subject to change.
• 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.