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Canada Allows Pharmacy Assistants to Immigrate

Canada pharmacy assistant immigration

In recent changes to Canadian immigration policy, the Canadian government has given the nod that pharmacy assistants can now move to Canada. The Canada pharmacy assistant immigration tackles the Canadian labor shortage. Canada heavily depends on the immigrant workforce to meet the nation’s workforce requirements. Canada is well aware of their requirement and is willing to find a solution in real time. In a bid to its commitment Canada recently passed a new language proficiency test, the Pearson test. Every person applying for a Canadian permanent residency has to pass the language proficiency test. you can know more about the test in detail here

Who is a pharmacist assistant?

Pharmacy assistants, who work to prepare medications under a pharmacist’s supervision, fill prescriptions and manage patient files, usually work in retail and hospital pharmacies or long-term care facilities but can also be employed by pharmaceutical manufacturers.
The applicants will now be able to apply to migrate to Canada through the new express entry program. The decision to welcome pharmacists to Canada comes under the federal skilled worker program (FSW).

The change to the FSW which made that possible came on Nov. 16 last year, when Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) added 16 new jobs to its list of eligible occupations under that worker immigration program

The full list of newly-added jobs on the list of eligible occupations under the FSW includes:

Payroll administrators
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
sheriffs and bailiffs
Correctional service officers
By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
Estheticians, electrologists, and related occupations
Residential and commercial installers and servicers
Pest controllers and fumigators
Other repairers and servicers
transport truck drivers
Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators
Heavy equipment operators
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors


The job-seeking applicants with the above-mentioned occupations need to have a college diploma, an apprenticeship training of fewer than two years, or more than six months of on-the-job training. The candidates must pass a language proficiency test. The Canadian government currently accepts several language tests like IELTS, the newly passed Pearson test. The Pearson test holds advantages over other tests.
The test examines the candidate in four disciplines listening, speaking, writing, and reading. you can learn more by clicking on the above-mentioned link.


The revised changes open the doors for pharma professionals. The nation is full of opportunities and one of the most seek out places. If you dream to move to Canada this might be just the right step for your dream.

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