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Pharmacists From Inside of Canada

If you are a pharmacist currently licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada, you are eligible for registration and licensure with the College in accordance with the Mobility Agreement for Canadian Pharmacists.

How to Register From Another Jurisdiction Within Canada

Use the step-by-step process below to guide you through the registration and licensure application process. Be sure to click on and read through each step.

If you have any questions about the process below, contact the Registration Officer by email at brobinson@cphm.ca. If you were licensed in Manitoba previously, the Registration Officer can also assist you with the re-licensing process.

Step 1:

Complete the Application Registration Initial Licence Mobility Agreement and submit your application and fee to the College.

Step 2:

Provide the following documentation to the College along with your application:

  • Registration fee
  • Notarized* passport size and style photograph (See an example here).
  • Notarized* copy of your birth certificate (if the name on the application is different from the name on the birth certificate, please submit a notarized copy of the name change certificate(s)
  • A letter of standing from the licensing bodies in all jurisdictions where you are currently a licensed member mailed directly to the College
  • Criminal Record Check**: an original letter from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or any other Canadian police service (unless you are completing the check online through the Winnipeg Police Service, in which you will name College of Pharmacists as an agent and a copy will be received by email), which includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment, indicating that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada), the Food and Drugs Act (Canada). The date of this document must be within six months prior to licensure within Manitoba. City of Winnipeg residents can apply online for a Criminal Record Check (also known as a Police Information Check). For more information please see the Winnipeg Police Service Applicant Fact Sheet.
  • Adult Abuse Registry Check **– click here for form.
  • Child Abuse Registry Check ** The original record check must be provided to the College office and the date of this document must be within six months of the date listed on your application.
  • A signed letter from your employer saying you have supervised or practised at least 600 hours in the three-year period immediately before the date of application.
  • Notarized statement of nine declarations as outlined in the following linked document. Notarized Statement for Registration and Initial Licensure for pharmacists currently licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada.

*Must be notarized by a notary public within Canada.

**Thereafter, a current registry check is required by the College every five years.

Step 3:

The Registrar or Deputy Registrar will review your application and the accompanying documents listed above. Once your file is approved, you will be eligible to write the jurisprudence examination.

Step 4:

You will write the Jurisprudence Examination at the College offices. Click here for further information regarding the College Jurisprudence Examination.

Step 5:

Once you meet all of the requirements above, the Board of Examiners will review your application for approval. Once the application is approved, we will process your licence.


Temporary Certificate of Registration
and Temporary Licensure Application

Section (8(1)) of the Pharmaceutical Act states that a pharmacist may apply to the College for temporary registration and licensure only if they are able to satisfy the Council that there is a genuine and urgent need for pharmacist services that cannot reasonably be met by a current member of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. Those applicants must also meet the requirements as set out in Section 8 to the Regulation.

Temporary Certificate of Registration and Temporary Licensure Application