Undergraduate from Ontario Pharmacy Program

If you are an undergraduate from the pharmacy program at the University of Toronto or University of Waterloo, follow the steps below to register as a pharmacist in Ontario.


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  • Graduate from your Program*
    • Your school must directly provide the College with evidence of your graduation or eligibility to graduate before you may proceed
    • Your status as a pharmacy student registered with the College automatically expires when you graduate. You will no longer be able to practise the authorized acts of the profession until you are registered as an intern or pharmacist.
  • Register as an Intern
    • Required if you wish to continue practising the authorized acts of the profession until you are registered as a pharmacist.
    • Obtain personal professional liability insurance
    • Login to your account to apply
    • Pay the intern application fee
    • Complete the Declaration of Good Character
    • Enter/update your practice information for any site where you will be practicing as an intern
    • Structured Practical Training Internship is not required for entry level PharmD graduates from Ontario pharmacy programs (For more information read this FAQ)

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Time & Cost Estimates

Many of the requirements for registration have expiry dates to ensure that your knowledge, skills and judgment are current at the time of your final application. The Fees & Timelines chart lists all registration-related fees and timelines to help you anticipate the time and costs required to register as a pharmacist in Ontario.

Following graduation from the University of Toronto or University of Waterloo, a person who plans ahead to meet application deadlines and completes the requirements in the minimum time required may complete the process within four months.

Estimated fees paid to the College are $625 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.


Estimated fees paid to third parties are $2,525 plus the annual liability insurance premium.


*Non-exemptible requirement


If you have questions about the registration process send an email to memberapplications@ocpinfo.com or phone 416-962-4861 ext. 3400