Pharmacy is a regulated profession in Canada. You can only call yourself a pharmacist or practice the profession if you are licensed as a full member in one of the provincial/territorial bodies. These bodies are represented by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA).
2. Skills Development
In addition to accreditation, another part of your journey to become a pharmacist in Canada is to upgrade your skills. You can upgrade your skills through bridging programs or other courses and workshops. As a pharmacist you must continually update your knowledge and skills on new pharmaceutical procedures and practices.
3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces
Canadian employers often may not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries. They may require or prefer you to have Canadian work experience. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but there are ways to overcome some of these challenges.
4. Job Finding Techniques
The Canadian job market is very competitive, so you need to prepare and understand what steps to take to gain employment. As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country. You have to be registered to work as a pharmacist in the province or territory where you intend to… read more
The following associations provide information about licensure and certification, and offer professional development, education, and networking opportunities.
Finding a pharmacist job in Canada may be different than in your home country. You may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian employers are looking for.