Department of Community Services

Professional Licencing

Pharmacists

Pharmacists and rural permit holders

Renew your current licence or permit

All pharmacists and rural permit holders in Yukon must be registered, hold a licence or permit, and renew it every year. For 2019, continue to use the existing process (outlined below) to renew.

When to renew
All pharmacist licences and rural permits expire annually on March 31.

Submit your renewal application before March 1, 2019. This will ensure we can process your application before your licence or permit expires. Payments processed after March 31 result in an automatic suspension from practice.

It is illegal to work in the new licence year before we have processed your application.

Complete the renewal application form
Complete all sections of the renewal application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it is relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

Pay your fees

Pharmacist
Annual licence fee: $100

Rural permit holder
Annual permit fee: $100

You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fees with your application.

Submit your application and fees
Submit your application form and your fees directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (PLRA). We typically process renewal applications within 30 business days.

We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a renewed licence or permit. We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation.

Submit your application package:
• In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
• Email: pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca
• Fax: 867-667-3609
• Mail:
Government of Yukon
Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6


Apply for a new pharmacist licence
All pharmacists working in Yukon must be registered in the territory and hold an active licence to practice.


When to apply
We accept new applications on an ongoing basis. You only need to apply for registration once, but you must renew your licence every year. All pharmacist licences expire annually on March 31.

Complete the application form
To apply, complete the application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it is relevant. We may return incomplete applications

Provide all supporting documents required
In addition to your application form, you must also provide the following:
• A certified copy of your degree from a recognized school of pharmacy.
• A certified copy of your certificate of qualification from the Pharmacist. Examining Board of Canada (if obtained).
• Certified copies of licences from other jurisdictions you are currently licensed in.
• A letter of standing from the province in which you have most recently practiced.
• A certified copy of the documents which legally entitle you to reside and work in Canada.


Pay your fees

Pharmacist
Registration fee: $200
Annual licence fee: $100

You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fees with your application.

Submit your application, supporting documents and fees
Submit your application form, any supporting documents and your fees directly to PLRA. We typically process new applications within 10 business days. We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation.

Submit your application package:
• In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
• Email: pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca
• Fax: 867-667-3609
• Mail:
Government of Yukon
Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6


Contact us:
If you have any questions please email us at pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.

 

Pharmacists