Job prospects Pharmacist in Manitoba

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "pharmacist" was moved from the group Pharmacists (NOC 3131) to the group Pharmacists (NOC 31120).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "pharmacist" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Pharmacists (NOC 3131) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• Greater need for medication management and overall health care services to support the growing and aging population in Manitoba.

• Added task of COVID vaccines/boosters will increase workloads.

• Increased number of community pharmacies and expanded services to improve access to care.

• Investments in health care facilities and hospitals.

Here are some key facts about Pharmacists in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 1,900 people work in this occupation.
  • Pharmacists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 65%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 31%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 72% of pharmacists work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 10% of pharmacists are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 38% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 62% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: n/a
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: less than 5% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 83% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 14% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Manitoba by economic region.


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Location Job prospects
Interlake Region Undetermined
North Central Region Very good
North Region Undetermined
Parklands Region Undetermined
South Central Region Very good
Southeast Region Very good
Southwest Region Very good
Winnipeg Region Very good

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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