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AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
Employees at AstraZeneca Canada  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why AstraZeneca Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2023):

  • AstraZeneca Canada offers a number of financial incentives, including a share purchase plan (available to all employees), signing bonuses for some, year-end bonuses for all, and referral bonuses of up to $2,000
  • AstraZeneca Canada invests in ongoing employee development, offering subsidies for job-related courses (to $6,000) as well as for professional accreditation -- employees may also participate in the company's Development Without Borders program and gain international experience working on short-term projects (spanning three to 12 months)
  • AstraZeneca Canada takes a thoughtful approach when helping employees manage unexpected challenges, offering compassionate leave top-up for those called upon to care for a loved one (to 100 per cent of salary for up to 12 weeks)
AstraZeneca Canada employees use the new flexible ‘iWork’ space at the organization’s head office  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Established in Canada 1999
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,063
Part-time employees in Canada 1
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 39 years
Benefits note AstraZeneca Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Hybrid work hybrid work model in place along with a recently renovated iWork office space designed around flexibility (workstations are not assigned, sit-stand workstations, a wide array of meeting and collaborative spaces, and lockers for storing personal belongings)
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 11 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 11 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)

The Career Directory

AstraZeneca Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
AstraZeneca Canada thanks its employees during an employee appreciation day

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Medical Sales Representative, Marketing Associate Manager, Financial Analyst, HR Coordinator, Medical Sales Representative, Marketing Manager, Medical Science Liaison, Financial Analyst, Human Resources Coordinator
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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