licensure requirements iconLICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

Ontario College of Pharmacists


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Provincial and Territorial Licensure Requirements

» Ontario

Gateway Enrolment
  • Enrol in Pharmacists' Gateway Canada and receive a National ID number ($340 + tax, if applicable).
Language Proficiency
  • English or French language proficiency may be completed at any time, prior to applying to the pharmacy regulatory authority
  • Candidates 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 ($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
  • Mandatory completion of the Bridging Program for IPGs (International Pharmacy Graduate Program) offered by the University of Toronto.($13,650)
    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 the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA)
  • Application for registration as a student ($94) and then as an intern ($94)
  • Ensure that you have appropriate legal status in Canada
  • 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
  • New in 2017: Successfully complete the Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE). 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.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario jurisprudence examination ($125)
  • Exam results are valid for three years from date of completion
  • Application for registration as a pharmacist in Ontario ($94)
  • Pharmacist New Registrant Annual Fee ($750); pro-rated after August 31 ($375)
  • Must maintain professional liability insurance

LEARN MORE - Ontario 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.