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NAPRA developed Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada to help pharmacists from other countries who want to become licensed in Canada.

Pharmacy is often practised differently in other countries and the requirements to qualify for a licence vary as well. The process of obtaining a licence in Canada may be more complex, more expensive and longer than you expect.

This Gateway was designed to present the information about the Canadian licensing process and requirements in a way that is easy to understand. It also provides useful and up-to-date information about life, and pharmacy practice in Canada. It is meant to help international pharmacy graduates (IPGs) make an informed decision before starting the process to become licensed as a pharmacist in Canada.

The Gateway provides the most up-to-date and accurate information about Canadian licensure. When international pharmacy graduates review all the topics and links to detailed licensure information, they may discover that they are able to complete some of the requirements—such as language training and gathering all of the required documents—before leaving their home country.

The Gateway was also developed as the starting point for international pharmacy graduates (IPGs) to begin the application process. This resource will guide you through each step of the licensing process and allows you to track your progress.