Pharmacy Technical Assistance

The Pharmacy Technical Assistant program prepares you to work with a pharmacist in either a private pharmacy, community setting, or in a health care establishment. The main role of a pharmacy technical assistant is to help the pharmacist in issuing prescriptions, maintaining and updating patient files, as well as the sale of medications and pharmaceutical products.

Our teachers are industry experts and provide you with hands on training in a friendly environment. Our program blends theoretical learning with real world education, as well as training students on the latest computer based management programs. We work with you to make sure you successfully transition into a professional career.



Skills you will learn:

  • Preparing various forms of medication
  • Using specialized software programs
  • Preparing and filling prescriptions


Total Duration: 12 months 

Total hours: 1230 hours

Total Tuition fee: C$ 18,000

Application Fee: C$150


Admission Requirements: 

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • High School Diploma (Equivalent to Grade 11) 

  • The English and French languages proficiency 

The language test is NOT required. However,your level of English must be equal to IELTS 5.5 and French at B2 level to be admitted in the program.


Required Documents:

  • Copy of your high school diploma and transcripts; 

  • Copy of any post-secondary diploma/degree and transcripts; 

  • Copy of your birth certificate; 

  • ID page of your passport, 


Visa Process:

This important stage can be done either by yourself or by an Immigration Lawyer (or an ICCRC Member). In both ways, STAR can help you out! 


Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ): Required

Study Permit: Required 


* Note: All documents must be translated in English or French


Career Prospects


A career in the pharmacy industry

The industry has a very high employment rate and our short 10 month program gives you a quick jumpstart on a career.

Pharmacy Technical Assistance

  • LBP-5841

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