Student Membership

This membership category is for all students who currently participate in a full-time undergraduate or graduate pharmacy program as well as interns, residents, and those in the International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) program.  

$75.00 for 1 year



Important Membership Notes:​
  • Documentation may be required for students in a Masters, residency or IPG program. 
  • Graduate students include Masters students and post-grad PharmD students and are all assumed to be licensed pharmacists with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP). 
  • Membership expires on December 31, 2024.  
  • Undergraduates are based on expected pharmacy undergraduate degree year. 
  • Professional liability insurance (PLI) is NOT included with membership and needs to be added during the checkout process. 

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OPA LEAD is a member-exclusive initiative that connects early-career pharmacy professionals with education, resources, events, and networking opportunities. The program goes beyond clinical and practice knowledge and helps with developing soft skills and confidence that can be applied throughout your pharmacy career. 

NetwoRx is a newly-launched online membership community designed specifically for pharmacists like you. The interactive platform allows you to connect with members from across the Association. Start timely discussions, stay up-to-date on industry news and discover resources to empower your practice. Also, the PSN is available on NetwoRx! 

In 2024, we are excited to launch the mentorship platform on NetwoRx where you can connect and learn from other experienced pharmacy professionals.  

Your Portal for Personal and Professional Perks
  • OPA membership benefits provide you with the opportunity for significant savings that can be equal to or greater than your membership fees.   
  • Experience additional benefits for everyday life including Manulife banking, TELUS mobility and GoodLife Fitness.  
  • Prioritize your wellbeing with Focus Mental Wellness, offering convenient online video, text, and phone therapy.  
  • Unlock exclusive discounts on top brands, products, services and more with OPA MemberPerks. In 2023 members collectively saved over $150K through OPA MemberPerks alone!   
  • Earn extra income with Relief Buddy and elevate your practice with exclusive savings on Canadian Red Cross Training, Pharmacist’s Letter Canada, Vigilance Santé. 
Your Voice for Practice Excellence

OPA provides a unified voice for pharmacy professionals and your membership helps create a stronger impact. Advocacy efforts for pharmacy professionals are critical as demonstrated by the minor ailments prescribing scope expansion. 

  • The OPA Pharmacy Student positions allow you to gain a greater understanding of OPA’s role within the pharmacy profession and learn more about the different factors affecting pharmacy practice. 
  • OPA leverages the voice of pharmacy professionals to create impactful change. We advocate for enhanced scope of practice, to improve patient care, and for efforts that have the profession’s long-term interests and longevity in mind. Your voice for practice excellence starts here. 
Your Gateway to Exceptional Protection

 Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) provides financial reimbursement in situations where a lawsuit is brought against you (for example, if a mistake is made in dispensing medication). PLI is required for pharmacists, pharmacy students, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians.   

The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) has mandated that everyone who is registered as Part A with the College must have PLI. Learn more about:  


OPA members can select from a wide range of insurance products. With everything from auto and home, travel, and life insurance, select from more insurance products that protect you, your loved ones, and your valuables. Your gateway to exceptional protection starts here. 

Boost Your Professional Development

Professional Development (PD) helps boost your knowledge and expand your expertise. Being part of OPA connects you to a group that understands the dedication and unique aspects of your work or studies.  

  • With an OPA membership, you save up to 50% on more than 80 PD programs covering a broad range of topics plus, complete many programs remotely, on your own time.  
  • Get access to various complimentary live webinars on timely pharmacy topics presented by distinguished speakers through The Right Dose series. 
  • Receive a large discount through PD subscriptions— a curated bundle of top OPA courses for pharmacy professionals. Complete the courses throughout the year. Learn more. 

Early-bird Incentives  

The early-bird bonus for 2024 OPA membership offers a chance to win 1 of the following: 

  • Apple Watch (3) – valued at approx. $329 ea.  
  • Ring Doorbell (3) – valued at approx. $195 ea.  
  • Air Fryer (3) – valued at approx. $159 ea.  
  • AirPods (3) – valued at approx. $177 ea.  


  • Honourary and free memberships awarded as a result of other promotions are not eligible   
  • OPA Staff and Board members are not eligible. 
  • Draw will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 4:00 pm.    
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded.  
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees for their names to be published across OPA’s communication channels. 
  • Winners will be contacted by phone and email. If we are unable to reach the winners by close of business day on Wednesday, December 20th, OPA reserves the right to draw for another winner.