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AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
AstraZeneca Canada's President with Dr. Stewart Harris following an employee session about diabetes research

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why AstraZeneca Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • AstraZeneca Canada encourages employees to plan for the future with contributions to a matching RSP plan or defined contribution pension plan, and also extends health benefits to retirees (with no age limit)
  • AstraZeneca Canada cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers additional financial rewards, including signing bonuses for some employees and referral bonuses for employees who successfully refer a candidate (to $2,000)
  • In addition to being active in the local community, AstraZeneca Canada created the Young Health Program, a long-term community involvement initiative to improve the health and wellness of vulnerable youth
AstraZeneca Canada employees preparing medicine for shipment at HPIC

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1999
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 644
Part-time employees in Canada 7
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 35 years
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
Alternative 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
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 8 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.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 644
Part-time employees in Canada 7
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Medical Sales Representative, Marketing Associate Manager
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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