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The following is a compilation of the licensed pharmacists, licensed pharmacy technicians and accredited pharmacies in Canada as of January 1, 2022:

 

2022

Total licensed pharmacists

47,106

Total licensed practising pharmacists 44,031
Total licensed practising pharmacy technicians

9,960

Pharmacies*:  
Community pharmacies

11,356

In-patient hospital pharmacies, if licensed by regulatory authority

     375

Other, if licensed/accredited by regulatory authority

       83

Total licensed pharmacies

11,814

*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, 2022)

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

6,051

6,051

British Columbia 4,200 1,120 1,328

6,648

6,707

Manitoba 1,158 369 40

1,567

1,584

New Brunswick 733 171 5

909

943

Newfoundland and Labrador 558 135 35

728

728

Northwest Territories 56 8 0

64

64

Nova Scotia 1,094 200 76

1,370

1,405

Nunavut

7 1 1

9

41

Ontario 11,658 2,714 1,117

15,489

17,462

Prince Edward Island 164 42 9

215

215

Quebec 7,258 1,831 64

9,153

9,915

Saskatchewan 1,220 341 210

1,771

1,934

Yukon

44 8 5

57

57

CANADA N/A N/A N/A

44,031

47,106

Canadian Forces* 75 0 31

106

106

*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, 2022)

Jurisdiction Pharmacy technicians practising in community Pharmacy technicians practising in hospital Pharmacy technicians practising in other settings Total licensed practising pharmacy technicians
Alberta N/A N/A N/A

1,779

British Columbia 427 1,055 239

1,721

Manitoba N/A N/A N/A

224**

New Brunswick 142 106 3

251

Newfoundland and Labrador 85 146 2

233

Northwest Territories 0 0 0

0

Nova Scotia 146 77 4

227

Nunavut

0 0 0

0

Ontario 1,881 3,214 203

5,298

Prince Edward Island 22 47 3

72

Quebec 0 0 0

0

Saskatchewan 140 216 23

379

Yukon

0 0 0

0

CANADA N/A N/A N/A

9,960

Canadian Forces 0 0 0

0


*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. Their number is thus not reflected in the total number of licensed pharmacy technicians practising in Canada and is provided for information purposes only. 
 

Provincial and Territorial Statistics - PHARMACIES

Pharmacies* (as of January 1, 2022)

Jurisdiction Community pharmacies In-patient hospital pharmacies, if licensed by regulatory authority Other, if licensed/accredited by regulatory authority Total licensed pharmacies
Alberta

1,567

0

26

1,593

British Columbia

1,425

73

29

1,527

Manitoba

450

35

1

486

New Brunswick

234

14

9

257

Newfoundland and Labrador

204

16

0

220

Northwest Territories*

0

0

0

0

Nova Scotia

315

0

1

316

Nunavut*

0

0

0

0

Ontario

4,782

237

6

5,025

Prince Edward Island

50

0

0

50

Quebec*

1,917

0

0

1,917

Saskatchewan

413

0

11

424

Yukon*

0

0

0

0

CANADA

11,356

375

83

11,814

Canadian Forces**

26

0

0

0

* 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.

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