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Register As a Pharmacist

Pharmacists and those beginning their pharmacy studies must register with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. The registration application includes various steps depending on the type of registration you are seeking.

Registration Process

Pharmacists licensed with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba meet standard requirements to ensure they have the knowledge, skill, and professional judgment needed to provide patients with quality pharmacy care.

Please see the registration requirements below for pharmacists and University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy students and interns.

Pharmacists From Outside of Canada

If you’re a pharmacist educated outside of Canada, you must begin your path to registration through the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada program, which can assist with preparation for licensure requirements.

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Pharmacists From Inside of Canada

Pharmacists currently licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction who wish to practice in Manitoba must apply for registration with the College. Register as a pharmacist within Canada See documentation required

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For Students Entering the University of Manitoba

Students raising their hands in a classroom.As a student in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba, you must register with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba when entering your first year of study. Once the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba accepts your application, we will add your name to the Student Register.

Your application for student registration must include the following:

  • A notarized passport-style photograph
  • A notarized copy of your birth certificate
  • A written statement witnessed by the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy Dean, or delegate
  • A non-refundable fee

For more details on the various elements of student registration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, review the application form.

Once registered with the College, the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Council President will send you a letter of welcome and a membership card. You will also get regular communications from the College including the bi-weekly Friday Five and quarterly newsletter.

For Fourth Year Student Interns

If you are a student entering your final year of study at the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy, you must complete an Intern Application for the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.

A successful application will allow you to participate in a required 600-hour internship split into a pre-graduation phase (240 hours) and post-graduation phase (360 hours). You must serve a minimum of 400 of the total 600 internship practice hours in a pharmacy that has direct contact with patients. If your practice site cannot fulfill this requirement, they must contact the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba to make alternative arrangements. For details, review the Intern Application for the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.

If you are a graduate from a Canadian Province other than Manitoba and want to complete your internship in Manitoba, please contact the College office.

Pre-Graduation Internship

The pre-graduation phase of the student internship consists of 240 hours of pharmacy practice under the supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. The pre-graduation phase of internship begins in your final Structured Practical Experiential Program (SPEP) rotation, which the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy arranges and oversees. As a pre-graduation intern you must conduct yourself according to the standards of practice, Code of Ethics, legislated scope of practice for interns, and all other applicable legislation that governs the practice of pharmacy in Manitoba.

Post-Graduation Internship

Young pharmacy student on internship, standing at the counter in a pharmacy
The post-graduation internship consists of 360 hours of pharmacy practice supervised by a College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Council approved pharmacist preceptor. In your fourth year of study as a pharmacy student, the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba will send you a notice outlining the details of initiating and completing your post-graduate internship. The post-graduate internship phase marks your transition from intern-status to pharmacist. During this phase of internship, you must do the following:

  • Find a preceptor;
  • Fulfill the learning and evaluation objectives outlined in the Internship Manual
  • Complete your post-graduation internship in a minimum of nine weeks and a maximum of 15 weeks.

For more information on the post-graduation internship, including how to find a preceptor and intern scope of practice, please visit the following links: