Opening & Operating a Community Pharmacy

Whether you anticipate opening a new pharmacy, changing ownership (sale, acquisition), relocating or closing your pharmacy, the College requires timely notification and submission of documents and fees to ensure your transition is a smooth one.

As outlined by the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, 1990, pharmacies must be owned and operated by a pharmacist or a corporation where the majority of directors of the corporation are pharmacists. Except for pharmacies operated under pre-1954 charters, corporations must also have the majority of each class of shares owned by and registered in the name of pharmacists or in the name of a pharmacy health profession corporation that is registered with the College.