Internationally Educated Pharmacy Technician Applicant

If you are an internationally educated pharmacy technician applicant, follow the steps below to register as a pharmacy technician in Ontario.

If you do not have an international pharmacy degree or diploma that is recognized by the PEBC, you cannot pursue registration as a pharmacy technician through this pathway.  Instead, you must graduate from a CCAPP-accredited Canadian pharmacy technician program.

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Note: An alternative option to this bridging education would be to successfully complete a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program and register with OCP through the registration pathway for CCAPP graduates.

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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 pharmacy technician in Ontario.

Timelines can vary depending on the PEBC evaluation process and the format selected for each of the bridging education courses.

Estimated fees paid to OCP are $691 plus the annual fee. These fees are outlined in the College By-Laws.

Estimated fees paid to third parties are $6,675 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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