According to the Pharmacy and Drug Act, pharmacy services (e.g., storing, compounding, dispensing, or selling of drugs) can only be provided from a licensed pharmacy with an appropriate category of licence, or an institution pharmacy. Only a pharmacist may apply for a licence and the pharmacist who holds the licence to operate a pharmacy is the licensee. A pharmacist may only be a licensee at one pharmacy at a time.
The following categories of licence may be issued to the licensee under the Pharmacy and Drug Act:
If you would like to open a new pharmacy, please refer to new pharmacy: letter of intent (step 1). If you are a licensee of an existing pharmacy and would like to change the category of your pharmacy licence, please refer to changing the pharmacy licence category.