Apply for a full pharmacist licence

  • Determine if you’re eligible
  • Complete the application form
  • Provide all other required supporting documents
  • Pay your fees
  • Submit your application, supporting documents and fees
  1. Determine if you’re eligible

    All pharmacists practising in Yukon must register and hold a Yukon licence.

    Apply for registration and a full licence if you are:

    • planning to use the title of pharmacist; and
    • work to the full extent of your training and Yukon regulations.

    We accept and process new applications on an ongoing basis. You only need to apply for registration once. But you must renew your licence every year. All pharmacist licences expire annually on March 31.

    We may not approve you for registration or licensing if you have had complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you.

    Eligibility

    You can register and apply for a full pharmacist licence if you meet all the following requirements.

    • You hold a current pharmacist licence in another Canadian jurisdiction that is equal to a full pharmacist licence in Yukon.
    • You practised pharmacy in another Canadian jurisdiction in the 2 years before applying for your Yukon licence.
    • You are in good standing in all the jurisdictions you are licensed in.
    • Beginning August 1, 2021, you will also have to successfully complete Yukon’s jurisprudence exam for pharmacists.

     

  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it’s relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all other required supporting documents

    Gather and submit these documents with your application package.

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

     

    Criminal record check

    We require a Canadian criminal record and vulnerable sector check from all applicants.

    • Visit your local RCMP or police detachment to request a check.
    • The RCMP or police must complete the check no more than 90 days before you submit your application.
    • Ask the RCMP or police to send the results directly to your mailing address or make the results available for pickup.

    International criminal record check

    We only require this from applicants who have:

    • lived in a jurisdiction outside Canada in the 6 months before applying for this licence; or
    • practised pharmacy outside Canada.
    • Proof of this check must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.
    • Contact Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for more information.

    Certificate(s) of standing

    We require this from all pharmacist licence applicants.

    A certificate of standing is an official document that includes:

    • your certification history;
    • your registration and licensing history;
    • any limits and restrictions on your licence; and
    • any disciplinary action against you.

    Ask the regulatory body of each jurisdiction you practice in to provide a certificate.

    • You must provide a certificate for each jurisdiction.
    • Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.
    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate(s) directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

    Proof of liability insurance

    We require this from all pharmacist licence applicants.

    • Provide a copy of your liability insurance.
    • Your insurance must be for:
      • $2 million per individual claim; and
      • $4 million annually.
  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Registration and annual licence fee: $100.

    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fees with your application.

  5. Submit your application, supporting documents and fees

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all required supporting documents; and
    • your payment form and fees.

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a licence.

    We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation. ​

    Submit your application package

    • In person or by courier, at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse, Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about applying for full pharmacist licence, email: pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.