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As of January 1, 2019, there were 44,697 licensed pharmacists in Canada.

For more information on the number of licensed pharmacists in each province or territory, visit the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities’ (NAPRA) website.

The links below provide information which may help you gain a better understanding of the opportunities and limitations regarding the job market for pharmacists in Canada.


1) Explore Careers - Outlook Report for 2017

2) 2013/14 Student Guide - Supplement from Pharmacy Practice

Postgraduation employment experiences of new pharmacists in Ontario in 2012-2013
Paul Gregory, MLS; Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD

This article was made available with written permission from the Canadian Pharmacists Journal.


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