Why Become a Pharmacy Technician
The International Graduates in Demand stream of Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program is expanding it's stream to include pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technician is a high demand program that plays a crucial role in the healthcare system. Graduates of the program can apply for a work permit and permanent residency in Canada before gaining work experience
Guided by a licensed pharmacist, a pharmacy technician performs tasks related to pharmacy operations, with the goal of improving patient health through the accurate dispensing of prescriptions. Our classrooms simulate real-world pharmacy settings, including relevant equipment. Our program has been granted accreditation status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a five year term – July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027 (Halifax).
To enroll in the Pharmacy Technician program, candidates must have completed Grade 12 or its equivalent, which includes academic-level courses in Math, English, and/or French, Chemistry, and Biology, typically at the grade 11 and/or 12 level. Furthermore, the following requirements are also mandatory for program admission: a comprehensive standardized health form along with documentation of your immunization records, a Clear Conduct Certificate and language proficiency requirements set forth by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA).