Pharmacy Technician and Community Pharmacy Assistant


Language Requirements

International applicants, or those that present with international credentials, must provide proof of English proficiency, as per the benchmarks listed below. Please note that this is a higher standard than most other programs at NBCC.

 TOEFL / iBT
(min score)
IELTS (Academic)
(min score)
CanTest
(min score)
MELAB
(min score)
Writing2564.080
Speaking2364.53+
Listening2164.580
Reading2264.583
TOTAL916.5 81

Registrars' Council of Pharmacy Registrars of Canada (CPRC) consensus statement on language proficiency testing: 

Admission into a CCAPP-accredited pharmacy technician program should be limited to candidates who provide documentation of one of the following as evidence of language proficiency:

  • Language proficiency test results that meet the NAPRA Language Proficiency Requirements for Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician in Canada; or
  • Graduation from a high school in Canada with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or
  • Graduation from a Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec with three consecutive, first language English or French courses/credits; or
  • An undergraduate degree from a university in Canada, whose instruction was provided in English or French.