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About pharmacists

Pharmacists are regarded as the medication management experts of the health care team and collaborate with patients, their families and other health care providers to benefit the health of Canadians. They are health care professionals who work in a variety of different settings, such as hospitals, community pharmacies, family health teams, the pharmaceutical industry, governments, associations, colleges and universities.

CIHI collects record-level, standardized, comparative data on the supply, demographics, geographic and distribution characteristics, and education and employment details of pharmacists in Canada. To find out more about CIHI’s pharmacist data, visit the Health Workforce Database metadata page.

Learn more about pharmacists in our recent releases on the health workforce (data tables) and Canada’s health care providers.