Helping immigrants with pharmacy training & credentials in Canada

There is an increased demand for pharmacists across Canada and the federal government expects pharmacists to continue to have strong job prospects in the years to come.

What makes a Windmill loan unique?

Our loans offer two years of interest-only payments and up to three years of
principal + interest payments depending on the length of your career plan.

Loans up to $15,000

Fixed low-interest rate
as low as 6.7%

Zero loan processing fees

Success coaching support and mentorship program

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More than just a loan

As a Windmill client, you benefit from a range of services, at no additional cost!

One-on-one coaching to support you on your career path

Career and educational resource supports

Financial planning and budgeting tools

The Windmill Mentorship Program

Exclusive access to our Community Success Hub

How to become a pharmacist in Canada with an affordable loan from Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending can provide the financial support you need to pay for the costs of the pharmacist licensing process including re-certification, bridge programs, education assessments, qualifying exam fees and exam preparation courses in Canada.

How Windmill Microlending can help you achieve your Canadian pharmacy career goals

Windmill is a Canadian charity offering skilled immigrants and refugees affordable loans to help you achieve career success. We support newcomers looking to obtain a license to practice as pharmacists or pharmacist technicians by providing the financial support needed to take continuing education or prep courses to write the required exams in order to practice in Canada.

Our impact on our clients

Over 3x

Growth in income

Newcomers take on low-income jobs to survive. Windmill helps our clients return to their trained profession to boost their income by over 3 times.


Historical repayment rate

Our affordable loans and repayment structure support clients like you. The impressive rate of repayment showcases our client's determination and the impact of their success.


Decrease in unemployment

As our borrowers take their next steps, employment opportunities soar upon loan repayment, marking the start of a remarkable journey and booming economy.

Map your pathway to becoming a pharmacist

For most international pharmacy graduates (IPGs), the journey to licensure as a pharmacist in Canada begins on the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada website. The pharmacist education and training requirements for each province and territory are outlined, particularly around bridge programs and language expectations. Download your education pathway for pharmacists today.

Here are some of the clients who benefited from a Windmill loan

Thinking that pharmacy was practiced in the same way in India and Canada, Moez didn’t believe that he’d be able to get back into the field he loved.

Thinking that pharmacy was practiced the same way in India and Canada, Moez had difficulty finding career success in his new country. Thankfully, support from Windmill Microlending helped change the course of his Canadian pharmacy career.  



Additional links and resources

Helpful information to support newcomer pharmacists on their career success journey in Canada.