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Pharmacists: Supply, percentage change and rate per 100,000 population, Canada, 2019

In 2019, there were 43,744 pharmacists in Canada, up 2.0% from 2018. For every 100,000 Canadians, there were 118 Pharmacists.

Here are the 2019 supply counts for pharmacists in each province and territory, the corresponding percentage change from 2018 and the rate of pharmacists per 100,000 population: 

Newfoundland and Labrador: 752 pharmacists, a 0.5% decrease from 2018; 143 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Prince Edward Island: 198 pharmacists, a 3.7% increase from 2018; 129 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Nova Scotia: 1,329 pharmacists, a 0.5% decrease from 2018; 138 pharmacists per 100,000 population
New Brunswick: 917 pharmacists, a 0.3% increase from 2018; 119 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Quebec: 9,460 pharmacists, a 2.1% increase from 2018; 113 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Ontario: 16,311 pharmacists, a 2.6% increase from 2018; 114 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Manitoba: 1,639 pharmacists, a 1.2% increase from 2018; 121 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Saskatchewan: 1,685 pharmacists, a 2.4% increase from 2018; 145 pharmacists per 100,000 population 
Alberta: 5,562 pharmacists, a 2.3% increase from 2018; 129 pharmacists per 100,000 population 
British Columbia: 5,737 pharmacists, a 1.1% increase from 2018; 115 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Yukon: 66 pharmacists, a 0.0% increase from 2018; 163 pharmacists per 100,000 population
Northwest Territories: 44 pharmacists, a 4.8% increase from 2018; 99 pharmacists per 100,000 population 
Nunavut: 44 pharmacists, a 4.8% increase from 2018; 115 pharmacists per 100,000 population

Notes
Supply refers to all pharmacists who had an active licence in 2019.
Percentage change refers to the change in supply between 2018 and 2019.
Quebec supply data is acquired from the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA).
2018 population estimates from Statistics Canada were used.

Sources
Health Workforce Database, 2020, Canadian Institute for Health Information; National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities, 2020; Statistics Canada, 2018.

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