As one of Canada’s pharmacy regulatory authorities (PRAs), we have entrusted our national association, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), to develop a new, national approach to facilitate the licensure process for International Pharmacy Graduates (IPG) and to eliminate duplication.
This new program – the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada – will now be the first point of access rather than the PRA. To help IPGs navigate the licensure process and facilitate their preparation for licensure in Canada, the Gateway provides a website with key information online and through telephone support and features two self-assessment tools which assist IPGs to make an informed decision before starting the process to become licensed as a pharmacist in Canada. For IPGs wishing to practise in Canada, the process of obtaining a licence begins with enrolment in the Gateway.
We believe the Gateway presents a simple, transparent and safe way to facilitate the pathway to licensure for IPGs wishing to live and work in Canada.
Available to International Pharmacy Graduates as of August 20, 2014
This does not apply to IPGs who initiated the licensure process with the Pharmacy Examining Board ofCanada or a pharmacy regulatory authority prior to August 20, 2014.
Apprenticeship, Assessment & Time Service
All applicants must be registered with the NB College of Pharmacists to be eligible to complete the required training for licensure. No time service shall be completed in the province of New Brunswick without being registered with the College.
Apprenticeship Agreement (Section 12.22 of the Regulations)
After registration has been confirmed, an Apprenticeship Agreement must be completed and submitted to the NB College of Pharmacists. The preceptor/assessor and the registrant must both sign the Apprenticeship Agreement. Preceptor qualifications are stipulated in Section 12.23 of the Regulations.