NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirement Policy

Note: The recommendations to pharmacy regulatory authorities that are outlined in this policy do NOT automatically replace the language proficiency requirement currently applicable in any given jurisdiction. Pharmacy professional applicants are thus advised to review the website of the pharmacy regulatory authority in their jurisdiction or visit Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada (see the Language Proficiency Requirement section on the “How to Apply” page of each jurisdiction) to determine the current applicable language proficiency requirement in that jurisdiction.

This document outlines recommendations for a language proficiency requirement across the country, based on the results of a rigorous scientific process. The recommendations it sets out serve as a model that NAPRA’s members, the provincial/territorial pharmacy regulatory authorities, can adopt or adapt for use in their respective jurisdictions, depending on the rules in their province or territory, to determine the final language proficiency requirement applicable in each jurisdiction.