The journey to becoming a licensed pharmacist in Canada begins here!
Canada is a vast and diverse country made up of 10 provinces and three territories. The pharmacist licensing process differs slightly in each region, but there are also many similarities.
To clarify the process, we have included an overview of common requirements below and recommend that candidates review carefully before starting their application.
It should be noted that the pharmacy regulatory authorities in Canada do not have special recognition or advance standing for graduates from an institution which has an International Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Like any international pharmacy graduate (IPG) interested in licensure in Canada, graduates of International Programs accredited by CCAPP must follow all the requirements as set out within this website.
International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG)
Patients rely on pharmacists to provide trustworthy healthcare information in clear and concise language.
Pharmacists in Canada must be fluent in either English or French. More information on the language tests and minimum scores are available on our language requirements page.