New Fees in Effect January 1, 2016

Published Dec. 16, 2015, 3:56 p.m.

At their December 2015 meeting, Council approved changes to several College fees.

Changes are as follows:


For Applicants: Registration Fees

These changes help to better align OCP’s fee structure with those of other jurisdictions, where entry-to-practise is heavily subsidized by the profession. These fees will be in effect as of January 1, 2016. Fee changes for all classes are:

  • Structured Practical Training fees have been eliminated
  • Application fees decrease from $205 to $75
  • Jurisprudence examination fee decrease from $200 to $100
  • Registration filing fees increase from $130 to $300

For Community Pharmacies: Application & Annual Renewal Fees

Fees for community pharmacies have not changed in more than five years. These changes were required to support additional screening of a potential operator’s suitability to operate a pharmacy, both at initial application and annually upon renewal. These fees will be in effect as of January 1, 2016. Fee changes for community pharmacies are:

  • Application fees for new openings increase from $250 to $500
  • Application fees for openings from a change in ownership (acquisitions) increase from $250 to $500
  • Annual renewal fees increase from $860 to $940

For Hospital Pharmacies: Application & Annual Renewal Fees

These are new fees required as a result of the College's pending authority for the oversight of hospital pharmacies. Fees for hospital accreditation will come into effect upon the proclamation of the amended DPRA regulation. The original proposal for the fee structure for hospital pharmacies was reduced by Council before their approval. However, the new fees for hospital pharmacies are:

  • Application fees for new openings are set at $2,000
  • Issuance fees for a Certificate of Accreditation are set at $2,000
  • Annual renewal fees of $3,500