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Pilot Program to Prepare for Practical Training (P4T)


The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is pleased to announce the national launch of the Pilot Program to Prepare for Practical Training (P4T).

P4T is a national short-term pilot project that aims at providing access to tools, resources, and a mentorship program. P4T’s activities specifically aim at filling the learning and skill gaps that have been identified as barriers to success for international pharmacy graduates pursuing licensure as a pharmacist in Canada.

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CALL FOR MENTORS – We are looking for you!

Are you looking for an opportunity to mentor, build leadership skills, and improve pharmacy practice in Canada? If so, NAPRA would like to hear from you.

​​​​​NAPRA is recruiting experienced pharmacists to become mentors for the Pilot Program to Prepare for Practical Training (P4T). The mentorship component of P4T provides international pharmacy graduates with the opportunity to gain practical experience in Canadian pharmacies as well as relevant cultural knowledge and communication skills before they begin their formal training and assessments. As an experienced pharmacist and a mentor you can contribute to the future of international pharmacy graduates in Canada by providing additional Canadian in-pharmacy experience. 

To learn more about why participation in the program is beneficial for mentors and mentees, watch the video below, or contact us at p4t-4pf@napra.ca.

What is the role of a Mentor?

The role of a mentor is to introduce an international pharmacy graduate to the pharmacy environment in Canada. With coaching and support from the mentor, international pharmacy graduates will be better prepared to complete their formal training and assessment, and ultimately protect the health and wellbeing of the public through safe pharmacy practices. 

How do I become a Mentor?

The mentorship program is actively recruiting mentors in most Canadian jurisdictions. If you are passionate about improving pharmacy practice in Canada and want to help international pharmacy graduates prepare for a successful integration into pharmacy practice, visit the application page on the P4T website to apply online. 

Who is eligible to become a Mentor?

NAPRA is seeking 150 pharmacists across the country to be mentors for a 4- to 12-week period. Mentors are experienced licensed pharmacists and must have had good standing in their respective province for the last two years. Training and support will be provided to mentors throughout the mentorship period. They will receive training in the development and implementation of an individual learning plan which will encourage the personal development of each mentee and mentor.

Do I get paid to be a mentor?

The Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program is providing funding for this project including financial support to the business for participation of the mentors for international pharmacy graduates (mentees).

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