Pharmacists within Canada
Pharmacists Currently Registered
and Licensed with the College
Pharmacists practicing in Manitoba must be registered and licenced with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (the College). The College licencing year is January 1 to December 31 and the licence is renewed on an annual basis. In order to be eligible for licence renewal, pharmacists must meet requirements for continuing professional development , must practice for a minimum of 600 hours in the previous three-year period and professional liability insurance that provides a minimum of $2,000,000 per claim or per occurrence and a minimum $4,000,000 annual aggregate.
There are also three registry checks that must be completed by pharmacists. The original* record check must be provided to the College office. Originals can be returned to the member upon request.
- Criminal Record Check *: An original letter from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or any other Canadian police service, which confirms the check was completed using Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and/or based on the National Repository of Criminal Records (of Canada).
- Adult Abuse Registry Check *
More information - http://manitoba.ca/fs/pwd/adult_abuse_registry.html
Form - http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/pwd/pubs/adult_abuse_registry_form.pdf
- Child Abuse Registry Check *
More information - http://manitoba.ca/fs/childfam/child_abuse_registry.html
Form - http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/pubs/child_abuse_registry_application_form.pdf
* Thereafter, a current, original registry check is required by the College every five years.
** If you are completing the criminal record check through the Winnipeg Police Service's online information check, the original is not required by the College, you will name the College of Pharmacists as an agent and a copy will be received by email.
To check if your criminal record check or abuse checks have not expired with the College:
- Log into your pharmacist profile at www.cphm.ca
- On the member home page, click "View My Profile"
- Scroll down to "Criminal Record Expiry Date:" etc.
- These are the dates your criminal record check and abuse checks are valid to.
Letters of Standing
If a member requires a letter of standing, please email Bev Robinson at email@example.com and supply the following:
After confirmation of email, you will be notified how to pay for the letter.
- Member's name
- Member's home address
- The name and address of the organization to which the letter it to be addressed
Members who have recently changed their name must forward a copy of the marriage/divorce/name change certificate to the College office so that we may update our records and if necessary, send out a new licence. A photocopy, fax or scan will suffice.
Changing your Status from Non-practicing to Practicing
If you are currently a Non-practicing member and are returning to active practice, please login to your member profile, click on the link for the Non-practicing to Practicing application form, and proceed with the renewal.
Registration as an Extended Practice Pharmacist
The Application for Registration as an Extended Practice Pharmacist is now available. Details on this application are found on the application form. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pharmacists Currently Licensed in
Another Jurisdiction in Canada
If you are a pharmacist currently licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada, you are eligible for registration and licensure with the College in accordance with the Mobility Agreement for Canadian Pharmacists. Use the step-by-step process described below to help guide you through the registration and licensure application process.
If in the past you were licenced in Manitoba, please contact Bev Robinson at email@example.com for details regarding the re-licensing process.
If at any time during the process you have questions, please also contact Bev Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please complete the Application Registration Initial Licence Mobility Agreement and submit your application along with the applicable fee to the College.
In Step Two you must provide the following documentation to the College:
- Registration fee
- a notarized* passport size and style photograph (See an example here ).
- a notarized* copy of your birth certificate (if the name on the application is different from the name on the birth certificate, please submit a notarized copy of the name change certificate(s)
- an original current Letter of Standing from the licensing bodies in all jurisdictions where you are currently a licensed member mailed directly to the College
- Criminal Record Check**: an original letter from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or any other Canadian police service (unless you are completing the check online through the Winnipeg Police Service in which you will name College of Pharmacists as an agent and a copy will be received by email), which includes a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) assessment, that you do not have a record of conviction under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada), the Food and Drugs Act (Canada) (the date of this document must be within six months prior to licensure within Manitoba). City of Winnipeg residents can apply online for a Criminal Record Check (also known as a Police Information Check). For more information please see the Winnipeg Police Service Applicant Fact Sheet .
- Adult Abuse Registry Check **
More information - https://manitoba.ca/fs/pwd/adult_abuse_registry.html
Form - https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/pwd/pubs/adult_abuse_registry_form.pdf
The original record check must be provided to the College office and the date of this document must be within six months prior to licensure within Manitoba.
Child Abuse Registry Check **
More information - https://manitoba.ca/fs/childfam/child_abuse_registry.html
The original record check must be provided to the College office and the date of this document must be within six months of the date listed on your application .
- Evidence from your employer of having supervised or practised at least 600 hours in the three-year period immediately before the date of application.
- a notarized statement of nine declarations as outlined in the document that follows. Please use the following document to submit these declarations: Notarized Statement for Registration and Initial Licensure for pharmacists currently licensed in another jurisdiction in Canada
*Must be notarized by a Notary Public within Canada.
**Thereafter, a current registry check is required by the College every five years.
Once the above requirements are met and documentation is received, your application and accompanying documents will be taken to the Registrar or Deputy Registrar for review. Once your file has been approved, you will be eligible to write the Jurisprudence Examination.
The Jurisprudence Examination is written in the College offices. For further information regarding the College Jurisprudence Examination click here .
An applicant’s registration and licence will only be issued once all requirements, as stated above, are met and the application is reviewed and approved by the Board of Examiners.
Once the application is approved, your practising licence will be processed.
Temporary Certificate of Registration
and Temporary Licensure Application
Section (8(1)) of the Pharmaceutical Act states that a pharmacist may apply to the College for temporary registration and licensure only if they are able to satisfy the Council that there is a genuine and urgent need for pharmacist services that cannot reasonably be met by a current member of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. Those applicants must also meet the requirements as set out in Section 8 to the Regulation .