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National Statistics

The following is a compilation of the licensed pharmacists, licensed pharmacy technicians and accredited pharmacies in Canada as of January 1, 2018:

 

 

2018

Total licensed pharmacists

41,661

Total licensed pharmacy technicians

8,185

Pharmacies*:  
Community pharmacies

10,463

In-patient hospital pharmacies, if licensed by regulatory authority

     484

Total licensed pharmacies

10,947

*Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut and Québec do not license pharmacies; figures are captured in this data for information purposes only.

 

Provincial and Territorial Statistics - PHARMACISTS

Pharmacists (as of January 1, 2018)

Jurisdiction Pharmacists practising in community Pharmacists practising in hospital Pharmacists in other settings Total licensed pharmacists
Alberta N/A N/A N/A

5,404

British Columbia 4,098 1,102 863

6,063

Manitoba 1,081 341 96

1,518

New Brunswick 703 157 24

884

Newfoundland and Labrador 565 125 34

724

Northwest Territories 52 5 0

57

Nova Scotia 1,058 167 89

1,314

Nunavut

9 1 0

10

Ontario 11,223 2,363 1,032

14,618

Prince Edward Island 145 22 26

193

Quebec 7,046 1,636 479

9,161

Saskatchewan 1,154 291 217

1,662

Yukon

34 6 13

53

Canadian Forces* 79 0 21

100

CANADA 27,168 6,216 2,873

41,661

*Note: Pharmacists within the Canadian Forces are licensed provincially and therefore their statistics are already included in the jurisdiction where they hold their licence. These figures do not alter the total number of pharmacists practicing in Canada. This data is posted for information only.



Provincial and Territorial Statistics - PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

Pharmacy Technicians* (as of January 1, 2018)

Jurisdiction Total licensed pharmacy technicians
Alberta

1,456

British Columbia

1,492

Manitoba

0

New Brunswick

81

Newfoundland and Labrador

139

Northwest Territories

0

Nova Scotia

198

Nunavut

0

Ontario

4,597

Prince Edward Island

27

Quebec

0

Saskatchewan

195

Yukon

0

Canadian Forces

0

CANADA

8,185

*Pharmacy technicians are not regulated in all Canadian jurisdictions at this time. This data reflects the number of pharmacy technicians who are licensed and regulated by a pharmacy regulatory authority. Pharmacy technicians in Manitoba are regulated by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba; however, they are listed as a regulated pharmacy technician but not licensed, or included in this list.

 

Provincial and Territorial Statistics - PHARMACIES

Pharmacies* (as of January 1, 2018)

Jurisdiction Community pharmacies In-patient hospital pharmacies, if licensed by Regulatory Authority
Alberta

1,318

115 have voluntarily registered with ACP

British Columbia

1,351

70

Manitoba

406

36

New Brunswick

230

13

Newfoundland and Labrador

195

17

Northwest Territories*

10

3

Nova Scotia

305

0

Nunavut*

7

1

Ontario

4,327

229
Prince Edward Island

49

0

Quebec*

1,901

0

Saskatchewan

365

0

Yukon*

0

0

Canadian Forces**

26

0

CANADA

10,464

484

* Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut and Québec do not license pharmacies; figures are captured within this data for information purposes only.

**Note: Pharmacies within the Canadian Forces are licensed federally (not provincially) therefore the statistics are not part of the cumulative total included in the above table. These figures do not alter the total number of pharmacies in Canada. This data is posted for information only.