Renew a pharmacist intern licence

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

  1. Determine if you’re eligible

    All intern pharmacists practising in Yukon must hold an intern (provisional) licence and renew it every year.

    Renew an intern licence if you're going to take part in an intern program through another Canadian jurisdiction. An intern licence allows you to:

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

    Renewal period

    All pharmacist licences expire annually on March 31. Submit your renewal application before March 1. This ensures we can process your licence before it expires.

    If we receive your renewal application after March 1, you will need to pay a late fee of $200. If you do not renew your licence by March 31, you must apply for reinstatement and pay a reinstatement fee.

    It’s illegal to work in the new licence year before we have renewed your licence.

    Eligibility

    You’re eligible to renew your intern licence if you meet the following requirements:

    • you hold a current intern licence for Yukon; and
    • you continue to hold a current intern licence in another Canadian jurisdiction that’s equal to an intern licence in Yukon.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, please note:

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and
    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.

     


  2. Complete the renewal application form

    Complete all sections of the renewal application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it's relevant.

    Tips

    • At top of the form, select “intern licence.”

    • We may return incomplete applications.

     


  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your renewal application.

    Certificate(s) of standing

    We require this from all licence applicants.

    A certificate of standing is an official document that includes:

    • your registration and licensing history;

    • any limits and restrictions on your licence; and

    • any complaints or disciplinary action against you.

    Ask the regulatory body of each jurisdiction you’re licensed 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.

    Criminal record checks

    • You must have new criminal record and a vulnerable sector check done every 3 years.

    • Visit your local RCMP detachment or police to request these.

    • The RCMP or police must complete the checks no more than 90 days before you submit your application.

    • Ask the RCMP to:

      • send the results to your mailing address; or

      • make the results available for you to pick up.

    • Make sure to then submit the results with your complete application package.

    Proof of enrolment

    Provide a letter confirming your enrolment 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 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

    Annual licence fee: $100.

    Late fee for applications we receive after March 1: $200.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;

    • credit card;

    • cash; or

    • debit.

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.

    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card information on your payment form.

    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card information.

    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.

    • Complete the payment information form.

    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.

    • When you pick up your licence, we'll take payment by cash or debit.

     


  5. Submit your complete application package

    Prepare your application package

    Your complete package must include:

    • your completed renewal application form;

    • all supporting documents; and

    • your payment form.

    We typically process renewal applications within 30 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. Our office is 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, Yukon Y1A 2C6

     


Contact 

For questions about renewing a pharmacist licence, email pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.