Pharmacy technician

A rewarding and accessible career!

Are you interested in the health field? Do you enjoy interacting with people? Are you excited by the thought of new challenges? Why not become a lab technician at Jean Coutu?

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Who can fill the position?

Anyone 18 years of age or older can work as a pharmacy technician, either full-time or part-time: customized training is provided after hiring.

What is needed is an ability to communicate with people, attention to detail and an interest in learning! Although a Pharmacy Technical Assistant (PTA) diploma is an asset, it is not a necessity.

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Pick the most convenient option :

  • Use our search engine to find the job opportunities available in your area and see which stores are looking for a laboratory technician*.
  • Go to a Jean Coutu store near you to give your resume personally.

You can also apply online for the stores in which you are interested.

Find out about the numerous laboratory technician* job opportunities available in your area or go to a Jean Coutu store.

What does the training involve?

Offered during work periods, training lasts 130 hours in total. It combines online and classroom learning, self-study and practical work. It covers a minimum of 20 weeks for full-time technicians and 30 weeks for part-time employees. This flexible training allows everyone to progress at their own pace.

The formula? There are 5 different courses covering, among other things, specific aspects of customer service and the operation of the RxPro prescription management software. In addition to a theoretical component, each course includes several exercises and practical missions in the pharmacy. The pharmacy technician can also count on a technician-coach who will ensure that the training goes smoothly.

At the end of the training, the technician receives a certification.

Being a pharmacy technician at Jean Coutu means...

  • a stimulating job: diversity of tasks, quality of contact with patients, performance of work tools ... everything is there!
  • advancement and specialization: not only can you become a head technician, but you can also assist the pharmacist with some more specialized tasks that can be delegated.
  • access to a continuing education and recognition program: each year, a seminar day allows certified pharmacy technicians to interact with colleagues and attend various conferences to deepen their knowledge.
  • good benefits: wage progression with regular increases, an end-of-year attendance bonus, a flexible group insurance plan, part of which is paid by the employer, an employee pricing policy... are just a few of the benefits available to you!*

*Some conditions apply.


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