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Requisition ID:  58900 

Career Group:  Pharmacy Careers 

Job Category:  National Pharmacy 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta (CA-AB) 

City: Stony Plain

Location: 8885 Stony Plain Safeway Pharmacy 

Postal Code:  


Safeway grocery stores provide an exceptional food shopping experience to consumers from Vancouver, British Columbia to Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are the newest member of Sobeys Inc.’s retail food offering which serves the needs of Canadians with more than 1,500 stores in over 800 communities from coast-to-coast. Whether it's your first job or you're ready for a new challenge, we have a career to fit your life. Our commitment to delivering top quality products and superior service to our customers, and for giving back to the communities we serve has earned us a reputation as an employer of choice for those looking for an exciting career in food retail.





Pharmacy Assistant Student, Part-Time

Are you interested in a career as a Pharmacy Assistant?  Enroll in the Sobeys sponsored SAIT Online Pharmacy Assistant Training Program with guaranteed employment, upon successful completion.  No previous Pharmacy experience required! This entry level position includes a 14-week course combining online and in-store training. The Pharmacy Assistant is responsible for providing superior customer service in a friendly, knowledgeable and professional manner. You will focus on the achievement of Pharmacy excellence in the areas of customer service, workflow efficiencies, and inventory management. This is a part-time position up to 32 hours per week with benefits.

Do you love interacting with customers? Do you prefer working with numbers and equipment? Then we invite you to join our Pharmacy Team. With flexible schedules you’ll enjoy better work-life balance. At Sobeys, we foster a culture of care, trust, and respect. Join us as we work together as a Family Nurturing Families. 

Review program requirements listed below and submit your online application to SAIT today!   Only applications submitted to the following SAIT website link will be considered:


Candidates must apply via link. Do not use "Apply Now" button.


Program Information

  • Successful completion of the Sobeys sponsored SAIT Online Pharmacy Assistant Training Program is a condition of employment with the Company
  • Must accept employment as a Pharmacy Assistant with the Company
  • Must be willing to make a two (2) year commitment of employment with the Company
  • $1,000.00 registration deposit will be reimbursed by Sobeys upon successful completion of the program
Job Description



The Pharmacy Assistant is responsible for providing superior customer service in a friendly, knowledgeable and professional manner. You will perform various medication related duties including: distribution and delivery, packaging, inventory management, and records maintenance. Responsibilities include:

  • Prescription assembly
  • Select, package, and label medications
  • Maintain patient files 
  • Create electronic medical records and drug order entry
  • Input and maintain customer profiles in software databases
  • Receive and input prescription orders
  • Act as first point of contact with the public in-person and by phone
  • Inventory Support
  • Maintain medication inventory levels and monitor product expiry dates
  • Order, receive, unpack, inspect and restock pharmaceutical goods
  • Operate a cash register
  • Replenish supplies and keep work area clean and orderly
  • Constant standing and frequent walking
  • Occasionally lifting and carrying 10-20 lbs
Job Requirements



  • Must have access to a computer and printer at home (cannot be a MAC computer). Computer specs:
  • Intel i5 Core processor or higher; 8GB DDR3; RAM, 500GB hard drive; Windows 7 x 64 Professional operating system ; A headset with a microphone 
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED
  • Must demonstrate English language proficiency 
  • Proficient in keyboarding and basic computer skills
  • Average typing speed of 35 - 45 WPM
  • Strong customer service, communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to carefully follow written and verbal directions, and comply with company policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain a high level of empathy when working with patients
  • Open availability to work days, evenings and weekends


Education and Experience:

  • Pharmacy Assistant certificate from a recognized Canadian College
  • Will consider applicants with 2 years retail Canadian Pharmacy Experience in lieu of certificate in some Provinces
  • Experience with Sobeys National Pharmacy Group Computer systems


Applications must include:

  • SAIT interest form
  • Resume in MS Word or PDF format, with file name saved as first & last name
  • List of employment references 


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.