Job prospects Pharmacist in Ontario

Job opportunities for Pharmacists (NOC 3131) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a pharmacist.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Ontario

Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Pharmacists (NOC 3131) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

What Types of Employers Are Out There?

  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • Hospitals

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 Ontario.
  • Need for pharmacists to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and conduct testing.
  • Increased number of community pharmacies and expanded services to improve access to care.
  • Investments in health care facilities and hospitals.

What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

  • Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists is required to practise.
  • Completion of an Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program is an asset.

What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends to meet client needs may be required.

Here are some key facts about Pharmacists in the Ontario region:

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