The Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon do not evaluate international pharmacy graduates (IPGs) for licensure. To obtain a licence to practise in these territories, IPGs must first be licensed by another provincial pharmacy regulatory authority.
An IPG who is licensed to practise pharmacy in another Canadian province and wishes to apply for a licence to practise in the Northwest Territories must submit the following:
- A completed application form (available from the Department of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories);
- Copy of pharmacy degree (translated if not in English or French);
- Copy of Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Certificate;
- Certificate of standing from each jurisdiction where the applicant has been licensed. An unrestricted licence in a Canadian province is required;
- Copy of a document supporting the applicant’s identity and eligibility to work in Canada;
- A current detailed résumé, including details on location and dates of work history; and,
- Three professional references (must be on forms supplied by the Department of Health and Social Services). These must be mailed directly to the registrar from the individuals providing the references.
An application for pharmacist registration and licence fee ($268) must also be submitted.
After successful completion of all of these requirements, the applicant will be granted a licence to practise pharmacy in the Northwest Territories.
An IPG who is licensed to practise pharmacy in another Canadian province and wishes to apply for a licence to practise in Nunavut must submit the following:
- Application form from the Nunavut Department of Health, including a statutory declaration of good character and a passport-style photograph with the completed form;
- A copy of the pharmacy degree (translated if not in English or French);
- Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Certificate of Qualification;
- Current résumé;
- Three references from colleagues or supervisors who have worked with the applicant within the last three years (must be on forms supplied by the Nunavut Department of Health);
- A certificate of good standing from the pharmacy regulatory authority in the province(s) where the applicant is licensed;
- Registration fee ($150); and,
- Annual licensing fees ($100 per year).
After successful completion of all of these requirements, the applicant will be granted a licence to practise pharmacy in Nunavut.
An IPG wishing to be licensed in Yukon must meet the following criteria:
- Must have a licence that is current and in good standing in another Canadian province;
- Must have two years of pharmacy practice experience in another Canadian jurisdiction; and,
- Must successfully pass the Yukon Jurisprudence Exam.
Candidates must submit the following:
- A current government ID (applicants should not submit their healthcare card);
- A criminal record check;
- Proof of liability insurance; and,
- Verification of registration from all the jurisdictions where they are currently and were previously licensed in.
More details and application forms are available on the Government of Yukon’s website.