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Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

Licensing Process in Newfoundland and Labrador

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

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 Newfoundland and Labrador 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 one year old) 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).
      • Applicants may wish to write the Qualifying Examination after completing the Supervised Practice Experience (SPE).

4. Application to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)

    • Apply for registration as a pharmacy intern with Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board by providing:

5. Structured Practical Training

    • Successfully complete supervised practise experience. This step includes a 32-week internship. The internship must be completed at no fewer than three different pharmacy locations, including one community pharmacy, under the supervision of three different preceptors.

6. Jurisprudence Examination

    • Successfully complete the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board registration examination ($155.75).

7. Licensure / Registration

    • Complete remaining sections of information required to register as a pharmacist by:

After successful completion of all of these requirements, you will be granted a licence to practise pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Authorisation is required for the expanded scope of practice (i.e. administration of medication and prescribing). Additional fees for each authorisation will apply.


• 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.