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Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada provides licensing information, self-assessment tools and a centralized document repository for international pharmacy graduates (IPGs).

If you are an international pharmacy graduate who wants to work in Canada, Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada will help to explain the licensing process for IPGs like you. The Gateway will guide you through each of the steps in the process and help you to identify what requirements you can complete before you arrive in Canada.

Here, you will find tools to help you:

  • understand the practice of pharmacy and the licensing requirements in Canada;
  • determine whether you are ready to proceed with the application process to practise pharmacy in Canada; and
  • identify areas where you need to improve your pharmacy skills and knowledge.

Before the Gateway was created, international pharmacy graduates were required to submit the same documents to many different organizations. These documents included identity information, copies of pharmacy degrees, university transcripts, language proficiency test results, reference letters and several other documents.

Please note that candidates who started the process with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) prior to August 20, 2014 may not be required to enrol in Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada.

In Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada, your documents, submitted to PEBC or NAPRA, are stored in a central database. This information is secure and protected. It can only be viewed by you, by the PEBC, the pharmacy regulatory authority (once you apply to them), and NAPRA administrators for the purpose of processing your application for licensure.

Information Sheet for Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada