Find Safe Online Pharmacies in Canada

Here are some ways you can find safe online pharmacies in Canada:

    1. Verification of the Pharmacy with a Canadian Pharmacy Regulatory Authority1
      • Look up the Canadian business address on the online pharmacy’s website. There may be additional information provided such as a pharmacy license number, the Provincial College that provides the license, contact telephone number and e-mail address. Once you have gathered this information, you can proceed to the next step.
      • Consult Canada’s National Association of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) to confirm the pharmacy is a licensed Canadian pharmacy. Provincial regulatory bodies provide a license for the pharmacy to operate.


    1.  Look to the Right of the Dot for Websites ending in “.Pharmacy”
      • Run by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the “.pharmacy” verification is a top-level domain name granted to website operators that comply with local laws plus 10 core internationally approved safety standards
      • Distinct from verification sites and seats, the “seal of approval” is built into the website’s URL
      • The “.pharmacy” verification makes it easy for consumers and healthcare providers to spot a legitimate pharmacy
      • Search engines – Google, Bing, and Yahoo! – recognize NABP verification program from U.S. and Canadian online pharmacies


  1. Search the Database for Approved Pharmacies
    • LegitScript is a global leader in monitoring online pharmacies for safety and compliance with laws
    • Find out of a site is “rouge”, “unapproved” (aka unknown), or “approved”

Always talk to your care team first before ordering medicines online. They can connect you to trusted pharmacies and resources to ensure patients and caregivers stay safe online.