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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, 2017:

 

 

2017

Total Licensed Pharmacists

42,584

Total Licensed Pharmacy Technicians

7,339

Pharmacies*:  
Community Pharmacies

10,094

In-patient hospital pharmacies, if licensed by Regulatory Authority.

     478

Total Licensed Pharmacies

10,572

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

 

Provincial/Territorial Statistics - PHARMACISTS

Pharmacists (as of January 1, 2017)

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

5,385

British Columbia 3,838 931 1,083

5,852

Manitoba 1,027 343 85

1,490

New Brunswick 732 160 12

904

Newfoundland and Labrador 531 118 41

690

Northwest Territories 46 5 0

50

Nova Scotia 1,050 167 73

1,290

Nunavut

11 1 0

37

Ontario 11,080 2,314 1,080

15,715

Prince Edward Island 142 31 17

190

Quebec 6,850 1,569 444

9,310

Saskatchewan 1,138 274 217

1,629

Yukon

27 7 1

42

Canadian Forces* 79 0 21

100

CANADA 26,472 5,920 3,053

42,584

*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/Territorial Statistics - PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

Pharmacy Technicians* (as of January 1, 2017)

Jurisdiction Total licensed pharmacy technicians
Alberta

1,384

British Columbia

1,400

Manitoba

0

New Brunswick

38

Newfoundland and Labrador

14

Northwest Territories

0

Nova Scotia

121

Nunavut

0

Ontario

4,286

Prince Edward Island

14

Quebec

0

Saskatchewan

82

Yukon

0

Canadian Forces

0

CANADA

7,339

*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/Territorial Statistics - PHARMACIES

Pharmacies* (as of January 1, 2017)

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

1,223

113 have voluntarily registered with ACP

British Columbia

1,301

70

Manitoba

385

36

New Brunswick

222

13

Newfoundland and Labrador

195

17

Northwest Territories*

10

3

Nova Scotia

303

0

Nunavut*

6

1

Ontario

4,150

225
Prince Edward Island

51

0

Quebec*

1,896

0

Saskatchewan

352

0

Yukon*

N/A

N/A

Canadian Forces**

26

0

CANADA

10,094

478

* 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.