Career Pathways Pharmacy careers in Canada

 

Updated for 2017

Learn about employment prospects for internationally trained Pharmacists

The profession of pharmacy is a regulated one in Canada. You are not allowed to call yourself a pharmacist or practice the profession if you are not licensed as a full member in one of the provincial/territorial bodies. The employment prospects for internationally trained pharmacists look good as the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CphA) reports that there a national shortage of pharmacists in Canada. Our Pharmacy Career Pathway Ebook will provide information on the following subjects:
  • Pre-Arrival First Steps
    Including links to the Working in Canada tool from the Federal Government.
  • Skills Development
    Including tips on skills upgrading and bridging programs available at universities, colleges and settlement agencies across the country.
  • Understanding Canadian Workplaces
    Featuring tips about volunteering, internships, mentoring, and job shadowing programs that could can help you in your job search and job performance.
  • Job Finding Techniques
    Resources including links to Immigrant Settlement Agencies and tips on resume writing, interview techniques, information interviews and networking.
  • Associations
    Links to National, Provincial and Territorial regulatory bodies and professional immigrant networks.
  • Employment
    An overview of best locations, major employers sector reports and alternative career pathways. 

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Note – “Career Pathways” is only a guide and you will have to do more research to make a career plan that will work for you. The information listed in Career Pathways is for guidance purposes only and is up to date to the best of our knowledge. It is recommended that you contact the relevant body before taking any step.