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Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists


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Gateway Enrolment
  • Enrol in Pharmacists' Gateway Canada and receive a National ID number ($340 + tax, if applicable).
Language Proficiency
  • English language proficiency may be completed at any time, prior to applying to the pharmacy regulatory authority
Academic Qualification and Knowledge Assessment
  • Successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Document Evaluation ($675) and Evaluating Examination ($860)
  • Successful completion of the PEBC Qualifying Examination Parts I and II ($2620)
  • The process is different for U.S. graduates
Bridging Program
  • Recommended but not mandatory in Nova Scotia
Application to pharmacy regulatory authority
  • Registration as an intern ($125)
  • Applicants are encouraged to contact Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), a community-based organization that welcomes newcomers and offers a full range of support along a settlement continuum.
Structured Practical Training
  • Successful completion of 20 weeks (800 hours) of structured practical training (SPT) plus a one-week practice assessment ($375)
  • Successful completion of the Nova Scotia jurisprudence examination ($300)
  • Submit initial registration fee ($300)
  • Application for registration as a pharmacist in Nova Scotia ($995)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance

LEARN MORE - Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists Detailed Requirements

• 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.