Why become a Pharmacist-Owner?

We’re looking for pharmacists who, in addition to their professional talents, have an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed. That’s where you come in.

Throughout the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network, we have been working for over 45 years to enhance our reputation as trusted a network of affiliated retail drug stores (in Québec, Community Pharmacies) who are providing health care in communities across Canada.

Today, with over 1,200 locations across the country, the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network is Canada’s is the leader in franchisor of retail drug store (in Québec, of Community Pharmacies). With superior technology like our HealthWatch® system and our innovative offerings such as the disease management programs, the stores and pharmacies affiliated as well as the other businesses of the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network are recognized by generations of Canadians for providing the highest standards of patient care.

As an integral part of the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network plan,  the Pharmacist-Owners of our network offer the best in health care advice, customer service, and an exceptional in-store experience.

As we continue our growth and expansion plans, many new Pharmacist-Owner opportunities will present themselves.

An Opportunity to Grow

As a Pharmacist-Owner, many opportunities exist for you to develop professionally to advance your career plan such as:

  • The purchase of more than one franchise when your expertise has been established
  • Exploring Canada by acquiring ownership of a store in another Province or Territory
  • Participating in organization-wide committees and initiatives
  • Starting a career with Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix at Central or Regional Offices. Certain Pharmacist-Owners have moved after the sale of their affiliated store in order to pursue regional and corporate positions with Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix.



Do you have what it takes?

To become a Pharmacist-Owner, you must be a pharmacist, licensed to practice in the Canadian province or territory of your choice.

The candidates Pharmacist-Owners are selected by Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix based upon their past performance and experience, an extensive interview process, a review of appropriate references, and upon their successful participation in the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network’s Leadership Excellence and Development Program (LEAD).

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The Pharmacist-Owner Experience

Be a Trusted Health Professional and a Successful Pharmacist-Owner

Pharmacist-Owners affiliated with the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network are committed to helping Canadians embrace a healthier outlook on life.

The Pharmacist-Owners of our Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network are driven by a dream to build a secure future - practicing pharmacy the way they have always wanted.

You are not just looking to improve your condition – you’re a leader who wants to make a better life for yourself, your family, your patients, your staff, and your communities.

When You Succeed We Succeed

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How to become an Associate-Owner

Let us know that you would like to learn more by contacting a Pharmacy Recruitment Specialist in your region or speaking with your Pharmacist-Owner or District Manager.

Candidates will have the opportunity to learn about the Pharmacist-Owner concept of the Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix network in more detail, and have a personal dialogue regarding their career goals and aspirations.

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Franchise Support

Each Pharmacist-Owner is supported in addition to their in-store management team by a large team of operational resources that are available to assist you in all aspects of your business. Outside of your Community Pharmacy team, your most frequent contact will likely be with the District Manager and the Pharmacy Operations Specialist, both of whom are dedicated to assisting you in order to ensure the success of your business and your professional development. Additionally, there are many other specialized resources to support you, such as those who advise you regarding human resources/employee relations, recruitment, store systems, loss prevention, retail accounting, and beyond.

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