- Communication for Healthcare Professionals – see course description below for more information
- Pathway to Licensure – download the Pharmacist Pathway PDF
- Access to learning resources
- Skills Lab Training
- Employment Counselling
- Pre-employment workshops on-site and online
- Professional Mentors
International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) Bridging Program
The International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs) Bridging Program at ISIS assists IPG’s with understanding and meeting standards of practice in Canada and achieving professional goals such as licensure and employment.
You are eligible to attend this program if you are:
- an Internationally educated Pharmacy Graduate ( IPG)
- registered as a client with ISIS
- registered with an employment specialist at ISIS
The IPG Bridging Program consists of:
Communication Skills Lab Program
An individual’s ability to communicate effectively in a pharmacy/ healthcare setting determines his/ her success.
During the Communication Skills Lab sessions, IPG’s get an opportunity to role-play realistic pharmacy scenarios with trained simulated patients. A licensed Pharmacist observes, assesses and provides direct feedback on participant’s pharmacy knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills. These sessions will assist IPGs in preparing for the national OSCE exam.
The Communication Skills Labs Program is offered Spring and Fall..
Pharmacy Study groups
Pharmacy study groups assist International Pharmacy Graduates to prepare for the Canadian Pharmacy Qualifying Exam. Topics include: therapeutics, pharmacy ethic and law, pharmacy drug distribution, management, drug information and the Canadian Health Care System.
Communication for Healthcare Professionals
This program is a 16 week inter-disciplinary communication course for health-care professionals. This intensive course focuses on the language skills needed to practice effectively in a Canadian health-care work environment. It is for immigrants with international professional health-care qualifications who intend to work in their profession in Canada. Participants connect with health care providers and health education resources through visits in the community. This program includes an interview information and practice. CLB 6 is required.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Onsite and Online Resources
ISIS has a library of textbooks and reference books that IPG’s can borrow.
There is also a reference lists of PowerPoint presentations and websites that can be accessed through ISIS’s online learning community.To be referred to the IPG Bridging Program, please contact your employment specialist.
- You can help an International Pharmacy Graduate to become licensed in Nova Scotia Mohja Alia, PANS – November 2011
- The International Pharmacy Graduates (IPG) Multi-stakeholder Work Group: A collaborative approach to welcoming and integrating new colleagues into the Pharmacy Profession Jan Sheppard Kutcher, PANS – February 2011
To work in a regulated occupation requires a particular certification or licensure. Skilled immigrants understand the importance of high standards of practice, but they need fair and realistic opportunities to have their qualifications assessed and recognized so they can work in their fields. Read more…
April 22-July 26
Monday – Friday
This program is an inter-disciplinary communication course for health-care professionals. This intensive course focuses on the language skills needed to practice effectively in a Canadian health-care work environment.