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Pharmacists play a critical role in Canada’s healthcare system and are one of many professions which make up our country’s healthcare system.

This section will provide information on Canada’s healthcare system, the pharmacist’s role, and the roles of pharmacy technicians and assistants.

You will also learn about pharmacists’ scopes of practice—the services pharmacists are legally allowed to provide—in specific provinces and territories.

The practice of pharmacy is also evolving and expanding and pharmacists are taking on more responsibilities and activities than ever before. Pharmacists in Canada now perform activities such as prescribing medications, adapting prescriptions or providing injections according to the rules in their province or territory.