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Pharmacist salary breakdown in Canada 

Pharmacist salaries in Canada vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and employer. On average, pharmacists earn between $85,000 to $127,000 per year nationwide. In Alberta, where demand for healthcare professionals is high, salaries range from $104,000 to $140,000 annually, among the highest in the country with an average hourly rate of $54. Ontario also offers competitive salaries, averaging $85,000 to $139,500 annually, and an average of $50 an hour, reflecting its larger population and higher cost of living. Similarly, in British Columbia, pharmacists earn competitive salaries ranging from $98,000 to $135,319 annually, and an average of $50 per hour, driven by the province's strong economy and demand for healthcare services. In Quebec, the annual average salary sits from $97,431 to $137,000 annually. In the Northwest Territories, the annual average sits annually from $95,000 to $130,000 annually. In the Maritimes, it is normal to see a salary of $51 per hour or $98,000 to $123,000 annually.

How to become a pharmacist

To become a licensed pharmacist in Canada, individuals must navigate a series of educational and practical requirements. Initially, aspirants need to earn either a bachelor’s or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from one of the 11 Canadian universities offering accredited pharmacy programs. Following their graduation, candidates are required to pass a national board examination administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC), with the exception of those in Québec. Additionally, practical experience is essential, typically obtained through an apprenticeship or internship program. Proficiency in either English or French is also a prerequisite to practice pharmacy in Canada. Lastly, since the profession is regulated at the provincial and territorial level, pharmacists must obtain a license from the relevant regulatory authorities, which assess competency and ensure public safety. For those interested in the specifics of provincial licensing requirements, resources such as the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) provide detailed information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can pharmacists prescribe?

Pharmacists, as highly trained healthcare professionals, have seen an expansion in their role, including the authority to prescribe medications in many jurisdictions, though the scope of what they can prescribe varies widely. In several areas, they can provide prescriptions for a limited range of conditions and medications, such as birth control, smoking cessation aids, and emergency contraception, often after conducting a patient assessment. This capability enhances access to healthcare, allowing patients to receive timely treatment and advice, and demonstrates the evolving and increasingly pivotal role of pharmacists in the healthcare system.

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