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As of January 1, 2015, there were 38, 737 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 at



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 2015

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

3) ”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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