A Pharmacist dispenses drugs or medicines that doctors and health practitioners prescribe, and possesses the medical knowledge necessary to inform patients about the dosages, benefits, hazards and any side effects of the dispensed drugs .Pharmacists usually keep computerized records of patients’ medical profiles and drug usage to ensure that they won’t combine drugs that adversely interact with one another, and that the doctor’s dosage instructions must be followed for safety.
A Pharmacist often works in a community setting like healthcare facility, retail drugstore or a hospital. Since most of medicines are created by pharmaceutical companies in standard forms and dosages, a part of a pharmacist’s job is to mix drug ingredients to come up with the proper form of medication. Some other potential job titles of Pharmacist are Clinical Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacist in Charge (PIC), Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager, Outpatient Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Informaticist and Hospital Pharmacist.
To qualify for TN Pharmacist non-immigrant status, the applicant for Pharmacist profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree; or
- State/Provincial license
The applicant for TN Pharmacist profession must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed support letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for TN Pharmacist professional status.
A qualified Pharmacist can obtain TN Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to one year provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.