Mar 20, 2019
Pharmacists Jobs in Canada
Bioplannet India Private Limited is a leading consultancy for medical professionals who are seeking jobs abroad. We are the only company in all of South Asia to facilitate Pharmacist jobs in USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We are affiliated with the best hospitals overseas and have provided placements to about 1000 students and more.
Canada is known as the place for overseas aspirants and Pharmacists in Canada are highly respected. The country’s ageing population has been creating a lot of demand for healthcare and thus the country has predicted the requirement for Pharmacists from the year 2016-2024 to be at 11,300.
However, becoming a registered Pharmacist and settling down in this North American country can prove to be tricky. Read on to find out more about Pharmacist jobs in Canada and the procedures to become a registered pharmacist.
REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR CANADA
PEBC or Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada is the body that oversees the registration and licensure for pharmacists in Canada. Registration eligibility for B Pharm, M Pharm and Pharm D certified candidates.
STEP 1 – Credential Verification
STEP 2 – Complete the IELTS exam in India
STEP 3 – Complete the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination
STEP 4 – Internship as Pharmacy Technician (1000 hrs) on completing the Evaluating Exam
STEP 5 – Complete a 2 Part Qualifying Examination Part 1 (MCQ) Part 2 (OSCE – Objective Structured Clinical Examination)
STEP 6 – Complete the Jurisprudence Examination for the Province chosen
STEP 7 – Register as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Language requirements are based on clearing of either the Occupational English Test (OET) with a score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ in all four elements or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall Band score of 7 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components). The OET or IELTS is an essential requirement for enrolment into the Stage I examination
Know about STAGE I EXAMINATION (PEBC)
The Evaluating PEBC exam is created to test if a candidate has the same level of knowledge as per the current pharmaceutical education in Canada. Pharmacist Evaluating Examination is a multiple-choice exam that tests the knowledge in various areas of pharmacy
Biomedical Science – 15%
Pharmaceutical Science – 25%
Pharmacy Practice – 50%
Behavioural, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Science – 10%
The Evaluating PEBC exam has 300 multiple choice questions and the passing mark is 60%. Applicants can attempt the exams only three times. The examinations are conducted in the months of January and July every year.
Know about STAGE II EXAMINATION
The Qualifying Examination or Stage II PEBC Exam is a two part examination
Part 1 is a written computerizeMCQ examination while Part 2 is called OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination). This is a practical and oral segment covering the practice of pharmacy and must be endeavoured in the state/territory in which the supervised practice was undertaken.The examination is held in Canada.
About the INTERNSHIP
Apply to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA) in the province or territory you wish to work in. Each Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA) requires the candidate to complete a training program in a licensed pharmacy. Pharmacy Regulatory Authority (PRA) will then confirm if you have successfully completed all of the requirements to be licensed.
We, at Bioplannet, will assist you with your queries and our services include
Credential Verification process
Coaching for IELTS and the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination
Study materials for IELTS
Study Materials for Pharmacist Evaluating PEBC Exam
PEBC MCQ question bank for Part 1 of the Qualifying Examination (MCQ)
App with 10,000 questions and a Tab
Bioplannet is the best professional organization specialized in healthcare and we will help and guide you through every step of the process to secure your dream job.