Pharmacist advising a patient.

Pharmacy in Manitoba

In Manitoba, pharmacy has a broader scope of practice compared to many other countries. Strong communication skills and keen attention to detail are essential, as pharmacists are the drug therapy experts of the health care system.

Patient care is at the center of pharmacy practice, requiring pharmacists to regularly interact with the public and/or other health professionals. In some cases, pharmacists are authorized to prescribe medication and manage the drug treatment plan with patients, though this differs regionally across the country.

Between 2011 and 2021, 525 out of 612 (86%) internationally educated pharmacy applicants who successfully passed the PEBC Evaluating and Qualifying exams became registered in the profession. The average time to registration was 4.4 years. This data does not include applicants who were unsuccessful in obtaining PEBC certification."

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    Average time to registration

    4.4 years

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    Approximate costs


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    Successful registrants


How to register for practice

  • The steps to register in Manitoba are found on the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) website.

    Graduates from outside of Canada must first enroll in the Pharmacists’ Gateway to establish a profile that will track their progress towards registration. 

    You must then register with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) and complete:

    • Document evaluation
    • Evaluating and qualifying exams 
    • Language proficiency assessment (current within 2 years)

    If you have further questions about the registration process, contact either the CPhM or the Access Hub and we can help to direct you to the appropriate organization and/or resources.


Contact us

Looking for help or need more information? Please contact us!

IEHP Access Hub
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3E 3P5

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