International Pharmacy Graduate – PACE

If you are currently an undergraduate from an international pharmacy program you are not eligible to begin the registration process in Ontario until after you graduate.

If you are a graduate from an international pharmacy program who passed both parts of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for pharmacists on the first attempt, you are eligible to follow another registration pathway.

Step 1:

Enroll in the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada

Step 2:

PEBC Document Evaluation & Evaluating Exam

  • Your education and professional credentials must be evaluated and ruled acceptable as part of the PEBC Document Evaluation
  • Successfully complete the PEBC Evaluating Exam
  • These are administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
  • Once you have received confirmation that you have successfully completed the PEBC Evaluating Exam, you may select Ontario as your provincial regulatory authority (PRA) from your Gateway file
  • The College will confirm your results with the Gateway and create your OCP account; you do not have to pay the College’s pre-registration fee
  • The College will require your Evidence of Identity and Citizenship or Status in Canada for activation of your OCP account
Step 3:

IPG Program*

Register as a Student

Step 4:

Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE)*

  • Successfully complete PACE
  • Login to your account to apply
  • You must successfully complete PACE to be eligible to register as an intern (optional) or as a pharmacist

Jurisprudence, Ethics and Professionalism Exam*

Register as an Intern – Optional

  • You may register as an intern if:
    • Your student status expires while you are waiting to meet any other pharmacist registration requirements (e.g., Qualifying Exam) and you wish to continue practising in the scope of the profession, or
    • You would like to practise in the scope of the profession while registered as an intern
  • Obtain personal professional liability insurance
  • Submit police background check
  • Login to your account to apply
  • Pay the intern application fee
  • Complete the Declaration of Good Character
  • Your evidence of language proficiency must be current to proceed
Step 5:

PEBC Qualifying Exam*

  • Successfully complete Parts I and II of the PEBC Qualifying Exam for pharmacists
  • You may complete this exam at any point after you have completed Step 2
  • This exam is administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
  • Please provide the College with your PEBC ID number so that your results can be confirmed with the Gateway
Step 6:

Final application for Certificate of Registration as a Pharmacist

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 IPG program, a person who plans ahead to meet application deadlines and is able to complete each requirement in the minimum time may complete the remaining registration process within four months. The entire registration process could be completed within 16 months. Some applicants may require two to three years.

Estimated fees paid to the College are $364 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are $19,296 plus the annual liability insurance premium.

*Non-exemptible requirement

If you have questions about the registration process, send an email to or phone 416-962-4861 or 1-800-220-1921 ext. 3400.

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