International Pharmacy Graduate Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto (U of T) is an academic bridging program that prepares internationally educated pharmacists to meet Canadian entry-to-practice requirements, and develop skills to care for patients as the profession evolves.

The IPG program is committed to ensuring academic excellence in pharmacy education, and providing a supportive learning environment. In addition to covering current and emerging topics in pharmacotherapy, pharmacy practice, and the Canadian healthcare system, learners will also gain critical language, workplace, and patient care skills necessary for licensure in Canada.

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Financial assistance may be available to eligible students through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Please call 905-569-4508 for details .

To view our most frequently asked questions, please visit our Help Centre
 

The IPG Blended Program is a 30 week full time program, with a break between the two academic terms, titled Canadian Pharmacy Skills 1 (CPS 1) and Canadian Pharmacy Skills 2 (CPS 2).

CPS1 and CPS2 are comprised of the following courses:

CPS1 CPS2
3610 - Pharmacotherapy 1 3614 - Pharmacotherapy 2
3611 - Patient Counselling Skills 3615 - Clinical Skills in Medication Management 
3612 - Foundations of Pharmacy Practice 1 3616 - Foundations of Pharmacy Practice 2
3613 - Professional Practice Laboratories 1 3617 - Professional Practice Laboratories 2


The Blended Program is broken into nine Blocks, alternating with onsite and online learning

  • Most lectures and some assessments are delivered or conducted online 
  • During Blocks 2, 4, 6 and 8, learners complete structured online activities in a flexible manner 
  • During Blocks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9, learners attend and participate in face-to-face activities and assessments that are held on the University of Toronto campus

 

Fall 2018 Schedule 

Session Dates: September 28, 2018 - May 12, 2019
CPS 1 Dates: September 28, 2018 - January 20, 2019
CPS 1 Tuition: $6825 + HST CAD
CPS 2 Dates: February 11 - May 12, 2019
CPS 2 Tuition: $6825 + HST CAD

Block Dates Activites Location
Block 1 September 28  – October 5, 2018 Orientation University of Toronto campus
Block 2 October 6 – November 11, 2018 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
Block 3 November 12 – November 25, 2018 Activities and CPS 1 mid-term exams University of Toronto campus
Block 4

November 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019*

Online lectures and  activities Completed remotely
Block 5 January 7 – January 20, 2019 Activities and CPS 1 final exams University of Toronto campus
Break January 21 – February 10, 2019 Break  
Block 6 February 11 – March 17, 2019 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
Block 7 March 18 – March 31, 2019 Activities and CPS 2 mid-term exams University of Toronto campus
Block 8 April 1 – April 28, 2019 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
Block 9 April 29 – May 12, 2019 Activities and CPS 2 final exams University of Toronto campus
*The University of Toronto will be closed from December 24, 2018  to January 4, 2019.

 

Winter 2019 Schedule 

Session Dates: April 1, 2019 - October 27, 2019
CPS 1: April 1 - July 7, 2019
CPS 1 Tuition: $6825 + HST CAD
CPS 2: July 29 - October 27, 2019
CPS 2 Tuition: $6825 + HST CAD
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Block Dates Activites Location
Block 1 April 1  – April 8, 2019 Orientation University of Toronto campus
Block 2 April 9 – May 12, 2019 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
Block 3 May 13  – May 26, 2019 Activities and CPS 1 mid-term exams University of Toronto campus
Block 4

May 27 – June 23, 2019

Online lectures and  activities Completed remotely
Block 5 June 24 – July 7, 2019 Activities and CPS 1 final exams University of Toronto campus
Break July 8 – July 28, 2019 Break  
Block 6 July 29 – September 2, 2019 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
Block 7 September 3 – September 15, 2019 Activities and CPS 2 mid-term exams University of Toronto campus
Block 8 September 16 – October 14, 2019 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
Block 9 October 15 – October 27, 2019 Activities and CPS 2 final exams University of Toronto campus
*The University of Toronto will be closed from December 24, 2018  to January 4, 2019.

Please note that dates, schedules, and fees are subject to change.

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To enroll in the IPG Program you must have successfully:

  • Completed the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Examination
  • Met minimum requirements on an Objective English Language Proficiency Test. If you are a native English speaker you may request a Non-Objective Evidence of Language Proficiency from the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP). In order to do so, you must have a file open with OCP in order for them to review your documents. You can find additional information on their website
     
  • A copy of the letter stating that you have successfully completed the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Examination
  • A copy of your valid Objective English Language Proficiency test score that meets the minimum requirement. For a summary of the minimum requirements for English fluency scores on an Objective English Language Proficiency test, please visit the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) website by clicking here
  • A recent resume with your current contact information, including address, email, phone number, and a summary of your education and career history in PDF format
     

1. Meet the program’s minimum requirements
2. Complete the online IPG Application 
3. Prepare and upload all required documents to the online IPG Application 
4. Pay the full tuition through the online IPG Application. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX only. We do not accept cash, debit, or personal cheques. If you need to pay by Canadian Bank Draft/Money Order (payable to the University of Toronto) please complete and save the online form and then bring or mail the Canadian Bank Draft/Money Order to the following address: 

School of Continuing Studies – IPG Program 
158 St. George St. 
Toronto, ON
M5S 2V8

5.    A receipt and Confirmation of Acceptance and Enrollment Letter will be emailed once the online IPG Application Form is complete and the full tuition is paid
6.    Learners who require a letter to apply for a student visa can use the emailed Confirmation of Acceptance and Enrollment
7.    Once your application has been approved or denied you will be contacted by email. If your application is denied, you will be refunded the tuition fee in full

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Most foreign nationals require a Study Permit for the duration of the IPG Program. For more information on a Study Permit application, please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  Please note: It is your responsibility to arrange the correct visas and permits in order to study in Canada by following the application procedures set by IRCC in your country.

  • In order to acquire a Study Permit you will need to submit your Confirmation of Registration and Acceptance letter. This will automatically be emailed to you once you complete the online IPG Application and the tuition is paid in full
  • We advise that you apply well in advance of the admission deadline date to allow for sufficient processing time. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provides information about estimated processing times
  • The visa must be valid for the entire length of the IPG program

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