Apply for an intern pharmacist licence

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

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

    Apply for an intern (provisional) licence if you will take part in an intern program through another Canadian jurisdiction. This licence allows you to:

    • work under supervision; and
    • use the title of pharmacist intern.

     

    We accept and process new applications on an ongoing basis. But you must renew your licence every year that you participate in your intern program. 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 an intern pharmacist licence if you meet all the following requirements.

    • You hold a current pharmacist licence in another Canadian jurisdiction that is equal to an intern pharmacist licence in Yukon.
    • You’re enrolled in a supervised structured practical training program in this other Canadian jurisdiction.
    • The jurisdiction monitoring the training program has approved a licensed Yukon pharmacist to act as your supervisor.
    • You’re in good standing in all jurisdictions you’re licensed in.

     

  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 supporting documents required

    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 checks

    • We require Canadian criminal record and vulnerable sector checks from all pharmacist 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 3 months 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 the date you submit your application.
    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate(s) directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (PLRA).
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

     

    Proof of enrollment

    Provide a letter confirming your enrollment in a supervised structured practical training program.

    • This letter can come from the regulator or a Canadian university of the jurisdiction responsible for your training program.
    • The letter must include your name and the name of your approved supervisor in Yukon.
    • This letter must also confirm:
      • the responsible jurisdiction will maintain and monitor your training program, including complaints;
      • the jurisdiction will assess your internship and share results of the assessment with the Yukon registrar if/when you pass your internship;
      • the jurisdiction will notify the Yukon registrar if your status changes, or you no longer meet the program requirements;
      • the jurisdiction will notify the Yukon registrar if the status of your supervisor changes or they no longer meet the program requirements; and
      • the training program requires interns to hold liability coverage.

     

  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Registration and annual licence fee: $40.

     

    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 an intern pharmacist licence, email: pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.