To protect our staff and visitors from COVID-19, OPA office staff will work remotely. We’ll continue to be fully operational to serve our members. 

Please contact us at: 416-441-0788, toll-free: 1-877-341-0788 or

Post-Graduate Pharmacy Students (Masters and PharmD)

You’re entering your career with a unique and expansive range of skills, expertise and academic credentials that will fuel your practice success. By maintaining an OPA membership as you complete your education, you will support the launch of your career with a strong network and critically important professional development resources. Your OPA membership will be the most important investment you can make at this early stage of your career.

Watch our video about membership with OPA, click on the links below to learn more about the benefits of an OPA Pharmacy Post-graduate Student membership, and then join OPA or renew your membership today.


The number one reason that pharmacy professionals join OPA is to be part of a collective voice that advocates on behalf of the pharmacy profession. As the future of the profession, students contribute significantly to this voice. The perspectives and enthusiasm of Ontario’s pharmacy students will help bring important changes to the pharmacy profession and Ontario’s healthcare system. Revisit where pharmacy’s been in Ontario, and then make your commitment to be part of the next wave of healthcare in Ontario by joining or renewing your membership with OPA


Education and Practice

Although pharmacy students are getting their share of education now, if they are working part-time in pharmacy, they may want to consider some of OPA’s free online programs such as Assessment and Treatment of Patients with MigraineTake-home Naloxone or An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in Pharmacy.


Financial Products

Our newest partnership with Manulife Bank is formed with our pharmacy students in mind. As you start out on you pharmacy career, save on mortgages, banking, credit cards and more with Manulife All‑In Banking Package™, Manulife Advantage Account, ManulifeMONEY+™ Visa Infinite Card, ManulifeMONEY+™ Visa Platinum Card, Manulife One.

Tools and Resources

OPA develops member-only tools and resources to help pharmacists keep current with pharmacy hot topics, and help them successfully interpret and implement government policies and College regulations. In addition to our Practice Support Network that provides real-time assistance to help you manage your practice, OPA publishes on-demand tools to help pharmacy professionals better care for their patients including discussion tools on improving anti-microbial resistance, responding to and preventing robberies, tapering and switching patient medications, store-level posters for naloxone, flu, OHIP+, and providing patients with tip sheets on more than 20 topics. New tools are continually developed as topics emerge for today’s pharmacy professional.


Career Resources

The options for a career in pharmacy are limitless. Whether you’re working as a pharmacist on the front-lines helping patients manage their healthcare, providing expertise in an academic or industry setting, advocating for the profession in a stakeholder capacity, or some other way – a career in pharmacy can take you in many different directions. OPA can help you look for a career with our job postings, find a relief shift with Relief Buddy or help you network with your colleagues.


Pharmacy Profession Communications

OPA keeps its members connected to pharmacy through a number of regular communication channels. OPA members receive weekly communications through eBulletin and Important Updates, and members have access to OPA’s monthly blog, Beyond the Counter as well as patient tip sheets on pharmacy hot topics, Canadian Pharmacists JournalOntario Pharmacist and Ontario Pharmacy Technician magazines.


Cost for Post-Graduate Student Memberships

Please contact OPA’s Customer Experience and Administration Team at 416-441-0788 or 1-877-341-0788 for mid-year pricing and other offers.

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