Gilead Alberta ULC
A chemist at Gilead Alberta  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Gilead Alberta ULC was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2023):

  • Gilead Alberta offers a number of financial incentives, including a share purchase plan (available to all employees), signing bonuses for some, and referral bonuses for employees who recruit friends from their personal networks (to $2,500)
  • Gilead Alberta encourages employees to focus on all aspects of their physical and emotional health through internal programming offered by a corporate wellness committee and 24/7 access to two onsite fitness facilities (free for employees and their dependents) -- when ill, employees can also leverage up to 10 paid sick days annually to rest and recharge
  • Gilead Alberta supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100 per cent of salary for 15 weeks) and offers the option of flexible work hours upon their return
A Gilead Alberta employee works in the lab  


Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Established in Canada 2006
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Gilead Sciences Inc.
Parent company head office Foster City, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 501
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 35 years
Hybrid work flexible workplace policy with hybrid options available for some employees (home office equipment provided)
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 $500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 15 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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 $5,250 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 1 paid day)

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