Apply online if you are:

  • Already licensed as a pharmacist, within Canada, outside of New Brunswick [Apply now]
  • Not yet licensed in Canada but have studied in Canada or the US (e.g., a new pharmacist graduate) [Apply now]

Practical Training

A requirement of registration as a pharmacist is to perform a total of 40 weeks of time service under the supervision of an approved preceptor [Regulations of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists]

Time service consists of:

  • 20 weeks (or more) completed during degree program as rotations (proof is completion of degree)
  • Four weeks (minimum) post-graduation training using the Postgraduate Training Manual 
  • Remaining amount of weeks (minimum 16) – unstructured; completed either before or after graduation and documented with the College.

NOTE: An Apprenticeship Agreement is required for all time service and must be submitted to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists before starting a time service period.

If work was in another province, the pharmacy regulatory authority in that province must submit a letter on the applicant’s behalf, confirming the completed time service in order for it to be considered for licensure in New Brunswick.



Please refer to Regulations 12.1 and 12.5.

An applicant educated and/or authorized to practice as a pharmacist in another country may be placed on a conditional pharmacist register.

*Please note you must be enrolled in the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada for International Pharmacists and apply to PRA NB as a first step.

As one of Canada’s pharmacy regulatory authorities (PRAs), we have entrusted our national association, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), to develop a new, national approach to facilitate the licensure process for international pharmacist graduates (IPGs) and to eliminate duplication.

The Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada helps IPGs navigate the licensure process and facilitate their preparation for licensure in Canada.  The Gateway provides a website with key information online and through telephone support and features two self-assessment tools which assist IPGs to make an informed decision before starting the process to become licensed as a pharmacist in Canada.

For this application, you will need the following items to upload to your online form: 

  • Proof of identity (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or holds a valid employment visa or valid Canadian work permit)
    • Must provide the College with an original notarized photocopy of a Canadian government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) by mail or in person.
  • Canadian Criminal Record Check
    • Acceptable formats as follows:
      • Local police or RCMP office – original criminal record check document must be mailed or dropped off in person at the College office.
      • Online criminal record checks from (no original document needed). Once you receive your results, you can share them through the website to the College’s account (New Brunswick College of Pharmacists).
    • Proof of personal professional liability insurance as a Pharmacist

Step 1)          Click on the following [link] to create a profile.

Step 2)          Complete the application form for Conditional Pharmacist (International Pharmacist Graduate).

Step 3)          The original documents listed below must be sent to the College. Your application will only be processed once all documents are received in their correct format.

  • Notarized photocopy (original document) of your government issued photo ID.
  • Criminal Record Check (original document)
    • If you have completed your criminal record check through, please share those results through your mybackcheck online account to the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists’ account. No original document is needed if you’ve completed your criminal record check through this channel.


  • You must be registered with the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists to be permitted to work in a pharmacy to complete a postgraduate program (Residency, PharmD, etc.). [Apply now]


Annual Renewal

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must apply annually for license renewal. The online form is accessible beginning November 1 and must be completed no later than November 30 each year to maintain licensure.

Continuous Professional Development

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must engage in continuous professional development to maintain licensure and must attest to having done so during annual renewal. Read more

Pharmacists are highly trained, educated and trusted health-care professionals. New Brunswick pharmacists are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of health care services. Pharmacists may:

 Current First Aid and CPR level “C” 

Valid certification in First Aid & CPR is a requirement of licensure in New Brunswick for all pharmacy professionals who provide patient care and for registered students who administer injections. *Minimum requirements [LINK] 

  • New applicants will be required to show proof of certification in order to register and license on a direct client care register.
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a direct client care register must certify annually at license renewal that their First Aid & CPR certification in the required format is current and valid*.

Returning to Active Direct Client Care (PDF)

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