Apply for a student pharmacist licence

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

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

    Apply for a student pharmacist licence if:

    • you’re currently enrolled in an accredited pharmacy program in Canada; and
    • plan to use the title of student pharmacist in Yukon.

    We accept and process new applications on an ongoing basis. But you must renew your licence every year that you’re enrolled as a student. All student pharmacist licences expire annually on March 31.

    Eligibility

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

    • You are currently enrolled in an approved pharmacy degree program at a Canadian university.
    • The university has approved and will monitor your student practicum in Yukon.
  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 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 within 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.

    Letter of endorsement

    We require this letter from all student applicants.

    • Request a letter of endorsement from the program director at your university.
    • The letter should include:
      • your name;
      • the name of the institution;
      • the name of your program director at the university;
      • your current program year;
      • a statement formally endorsing you to practice in Yukon;
      • the name of the pharmacy you will train at in Yukon;
      • the name of your direct supervisor at the Yukon pharmacy; and
      • confirmation you are covered under your university program’s liability insurance for the duration of your Yukon practicum.
    • Have the university send this letter directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept letters of endorsement submitted by applicants.

    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.
  4. Submit your application and supporting documents

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

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

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