Do you have what it takes?

To be an Associate-Owner, you must be a pharmacist, legally licensed to practice in your chosen Canadian province or territory.

Associate-Owners are appointed by Shoppers Drug Mart based upon their past performance and experience, an extensive interview process, a review of appropriate references, and upon their successful participation in Shoppers’ own Leadership Excellence and Development Program (LEAD).

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Dedicated health care professionals
  • Committed to operating a competitive retail business
  • Able to work independently within a franchise framework
  • Effective team leaders and motivators
  • Trustworthy with a high degree of credibility
  • Ready to thrive in a demanding and changing environment
  • Able to understand and support Shoppers Drug Mart’s strategic direction and business priorities
  • Capable of defining clear goals, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Lifelong learners, with a commitment to continuously develop their knowledge and skills in pharmacy, leadership, and retail business
  • Excited to make a positive contribution to their community

Explore Your Full Potential

The Associate-Owner concept is unique to Shoppers Drug Mart and offers you a leadership opportunity to be the owner/operator of an exciting and growing business.

No initial capital investment is required.

The Associate-Owner concept combines the efforts, motivation and on-site leadership skills of the Associate-Owner with the proven marketing abilities, management expertise, financial stability, and standardized operating practices of the Shoppers Drug Mart organization. It is an arrangement based on mutual trust and respect between the Associate-Owner and Shoppers Drug Mart.

The Associate-Owner concept encourages entrepreneurial spirit within a franchise system. Our Associate-Owners have a strong pride of ownership, and a true commitment to patient care and the communities they serve.

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