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License to practice as a Pharmacy Technician

Yoruba girl

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Sep 12, 2019
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Hello,
Sorry my question is not immigration related but i’m just checking if I can get some information. Has anyone here who is an international trained Pharmacist tried starting their career as a Pharmacy technician in Canada? What were the steps? How do I get materials for the exam, Is it possible to go through this route? Do i need a PT license? Any help will be appreciated, thanks
 
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Hanna_k

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Hello, if you are able to find any material for Pharmacy technician exam. please share. Thanks. :)
 

icekiwi

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Apr 29, 2020
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Hello,
Sorry my question is not immigration related but i’m just checking if I can get some information. Has anyone here who is an international trained Pharmacist tried starting their career as a Pharmacy technician in Canada? What were the steps? How do I get materials for the exam, Is it possible to go through this route? Do i need a PT license? Any help will be appreciated, thanks
Hi @Yoruba girl.
according to this website https://www.allalliedhealthschools.com/pharmacy-technician/pharmacy-technician-certification-canada/
"Certification is not required for Canadian pharmacy technician jobs. However, most employers seek job candidates who are either enrolled in pharmacy technician school or who have earned their certification."

please note that i'm not sure how accurate this claim is. but if anyone could provide a definitive answer if Pharmacy Technician requires a license or a certain diploma that would be great.

for licensure check this official site: https://www.pebc.ca/index.php/ci_id/3375/la_id/1.htm'text&la_id=2.htm&la_id=2


edit:
this website says "Regulation is mandatory to work as a pharmacy technician in any pharmacy in Ontario and all other Canadian provinces (except Quebec). "
https://www.ctsccc.com/pharmacy-technician/

it's a bit unclear if licensure/certification is required.
 
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