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.

Spring application will be available in 2021.

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 email projectanalyst.pharmacy@utoronto.ca for details.

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

The IPG Program is a 27-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 - Clinical Skills in Medication Management 1 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 Program is broken into nine Blocks. The Fall 2020 offering will be fully online.

  • Lectures and assessments are delivered online 
  • There will be both real-time (videocast) and asynchronous self-learning online modules.

 

Fall 2020 Schedule - 27-week blended program

Session Dates: August 31, 2020 – April 11, 2021 
CPS 1: August 31 - December 6, 2020
CPS 1 Tuition: $6825 + HST CAD
CPS 2: January 11 – April 11, 2021
CPS 2 Tuition: $6825 + HST CAD
Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Fall 2020 schedule and dates were revised and updated on June 4, 2020

Block Dates Activities Location
CPS 1 Block 1

August 31 - September 13, 2020

Program Orientation and Introduction to Courses

Completed remotely

CPS 1 Block 2 September 14 - October 18, 2020 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
CPS 1 Block 3 October 19 - November 1, 2020 CPS 1 Assessments and midterm exams Completed remotely
CPS 1 Block 4

November 2-22, 2020

Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
CPS 1 Block 5 November 23 - December 6, 2020 CPS 1 Assessments and final exams Completed remotely
Break December 7, 2020 - January 10, 2021 Break  
CPS 2 Block 6 January 11 - February 14, 2021 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
CPS 2 Block 7 February 15-28, 2021 CPS 2 Assessments and midterm exams Completed remotely
CPS 2 Block 8 March 1-28, 2021 Online lectures and activities Completed remotely
CPS 2 Block 9 March 29 - April 11, 2021 CPS 2 Assessments and final exams Completed remotely

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

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. Review the program’s minimum requirements to ensure you meet them

2. Complete the online IPG Application 

3. Prepare and upload all required documents to the online IPG Application 

4. Pay the $250 + HST CAD non-refundable application fee 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 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. Your application will be reviewed to ensure that the minimum requirements have been met. If they have not been met, an SCS team member will reach out to you.

6. We will contact you by email within three business days to notify you whether your application has been approved or denied. 

7. If your application has been approved, you will receive a link to register into the program and courses and pay the CPS1 Semester 1 tuition fee: $6825 + HST CAD. Please pay the full tuition fee by the posted deadline. As a reminder, we do not accept cash, debit, or personal cheques.

8. To confirm your enrollment into the program, we must receive your full tuition payment. Once the full tuition payment is received, a receipt and Confirmation of Registration and Acceptance Letter will be emailed to you. 

9. Learners who require a letter to apply for a student visa can use the emailed Confirmation of Acceptance and Enrollment.

As the Fall 2020 (CPS1 & CPS2) offering will be fully online, students will not be required to attend classes on the University of Toronto campus, and as such a study permit will not be required. However, if you are interested in a later offering, please review the information below.

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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