Candidates with previous education in pharmacy 

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply to our program and are considered in the same applicant pool. Candidates who are currently pharmacy students, or who have been enrolled in a pharmacy program at another institution, should note that there are no direct transfers to our program. 

Candidates Who Are Currently Registered in a Pharmacy Degree Program  

  • If offered admission, candidates who have successfully completed one or more years of a Pharmacy program at a recognized institution may be considered for course exemption on a case-by-case basis, up to the maximum allowable number of exemptions/transfer credits. This assessment is done after admission is granted.  
  • Due to the differences in course material and sequencing in pharmacy programs, it is unlikely that any candidate would be eligible for direct entry into Year 2 and none will be considered for direct entry to Year 3.  Instead, all candidates who are offered admission will likely begin their studies in Year 1 of the program and will need to complete the four-year program in order to graduate.
  • There are no exemptions from the experiential components of our program. In the unlikely event an admitted candidate was granted exemption for all Year 1 courses, they would still be required to complete EPE1 (Early Practice Experience) before proceeding to Year 2.
  • The maximum number of allowable course exemptions for any candidate is 9.0 full-credit equivalents.

Candidates Who Have Graduated From a Pharmacy Degree Program Outside of Canada

  • Candidates who have graduated from a non-Canadian pharmacy program who wish to become licensed in Canada must follow the procedures as set out by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC).  If your credentials are recognized you will be allowed to write the relevant Board Exams (Evaluating and/or Qualifying Exam). For more information on this process, please visit the PEBC website.
    Note that the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy does not conduct evaluation of international pharmacy degrees.
  • If your credentials are recognized and you have been successful on the PEBC Evaluating Exam, you may be interested in, and eligible for admission to, our International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) Program. The IPG Program is a unique best practices bridging program designed to assist pharmacists trained in countries outside Canada to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards.
  • If you have attempted, but have not been successful in the Evaluating Exam, you may consider applying as a Non-Degree Student for individual courses. The Faculty does not offer any courses geared specifically for candidates who have not been successful in the Evaluating Exam, and therefore candidates should work with the PEBC to identify the proper courses or alternative methods of upgrading.
  • If you completed a Pharmacy program that was not recognized by PEBC you must complete another Pharmacy degree. To qualify for admission to our PharmD program, you must meet all published admission requirements, including academic requirements completed at a recognized institution.


Candidates Who Have Graduated From a Recognized Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree or Equivalent (Canadian and International)

  • Candidates who have completed a recognized Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPhm) degree, or equivalent, and who have successfully passed the PEBC Evaluating Exam (where relevant), may be interested in our PharmD for Pharmacists program.
  • The PharmD for Pharmacists program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a bridging program designed to bridge the gap between a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy education (from Canada or elsewhere) and an entry-to-practice PharmD program.
  • Practicing pharmacists, graduates of the Faculty’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program, graduates of other Canadian BScPhm programs, as well as internationally trained pharmacists are eligible to apply for admission to the PharmD for Pharmacists program. For more information, please visit the PharmD for Pharmacists program page. 

Candidates Who Have Completed a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Assistant Program

  • Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Assistant programs do not meet the academic requirements for admission or transfer credit purposes to our PharmD program. Graduates of these programs must supplement their studies with university level study.  For further information  please contact our office at providing details of your academic record and any university transfer credit awarded.