AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
Staff members at AstraZeneca Canada celebrate Employee Appreciation Day  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why AstraZeneca Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • 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 supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments, to 100 per cent of salary for 17 weeks, and also offers parental leave top-up for fathers and adoptive parents, to 100 per cent of salary for 11 weeks
  • 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 volunteer at Health Partners International of Canada, a non-profit organization that improves health in vulnerable communities around the world  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Established in Canada 1999
Publicly traded yes
Parent company AstraZeneca plc
Parent company head office Cambridge, United Kingdom
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,006
Part-time employees in Canada 1
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 38 years
Benefits note AstraZeneca Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
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 $750 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
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, leadership 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)

COVID-19

Pandemic response introduced virtual health care services (unlimited 24-hour access to certified Canadian medical practitioners) as well as access to LifeSpeak (online health and wellness platform), introduced a one-time wellness allowance for employees, created guidelines to support physical and mental well-being as employees transitioned to work from home, donated $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in 2020, increased its matching employee donation program to a ratio of 2:1 for all donations made to Food Banks Canada to May 2020 (to a maximum of $500), hosted a virtual "Together at Home" concert to raise funds for Food Banks Canada (over $75,000 raised during the concert and as part of a month-long campaign), provided employees with 2 additional days off to volunteer (for a total of 5 volunteer days until the end of 2020)

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 751 to 1,000
Parent company AstraZeneca plc
Parent company head office Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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