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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, 2019:

 

 

2019

Total licensed pharmacists

42,603

Total licensed pharmacy technicians

8,864

Pharmacies*:  
Community pharmacies

10,682

In-patient hospital pharmacies, if licensed by regulatory authority

     493

Total licensed pharmacies

11,175

*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, 2019)

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

5,443

British Columbia 4,002 994 1264

6,260

Manitoba 1,120 345 75

1,540

New Brunswick 711 149 19

879

Newfoundland and Labrador 566 127 33

726

Northwest Territories 54 5 0

59

Nova Scotia 1,060 168 80

1,308

Nunavut

8 1 0

9

Ontario 11,606 2,465 984

15,055

Prince Edward Island 143 29 23

195

Quebec 7,077 1,695 511

9,263

Saskatchewan 1,182 313 218

1,713

Yukon

34 6 13

53

Canadian Forces* 83 0 21

104

CANADA 27,646 6,297 3,241

42,707

*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, 2019)

Jurisdiction Total licensed pharmacy technicians
Alberta

1,512

British Columbia

1,567

Manitoba

102

New Brunswick

136

Newfoundland and Labrador

174

Northwest Territories

0

Nova Scotia

180

Nunavut

0

Ontario

4,841

Prince Edward Island

77

Quebec

0

Saskatchewan

275

Yukon

0

Canadian Forces

0

CANADA

8,864

*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, 2019)

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

1,382

120 have voluntarily registered with ACP

British Columbia

1,358

72

Manitoba

411

35

New Brunswick

233

13

Newfoundland and Labrador

195

14

Northwest Territories*

10

3

Nova Scotia

307

0

Nunavut*

8

1

Ontario

4,446

231
Prince Edward Island

50

0

Quebec*

1,911

0

Saskatchewan

370

0

Yukon*

0

0

Canadian Forces**

26

0

CANADA

10,708

493

* 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.